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Underwater Spider Spins Itself an Aqualung

Posted by ChevScience on June 11, 2011

In the ponds of northern Europe lives a tiny brown spider with a bubble on its back. The 10-millimeter-long Argyroneta aquatica is the only spider in the world that spends its entire life underwater. But just like land spiders, it needs oxygen to breathe

How does it do it?

 

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