Spiders use pre-tensioned silk to hoist prey off the ground

Spiders use pre-tensioned silk to hoist prey off the ground

Spiders use pre-tensioned silk to hoist prey off the ground

A pair of researchers at the University of Trento has found that some spiders use pre-tensioned silk to hoist prey off the ground. In their paper published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Gabriele Greco and Nicola Pugno describe experiments with two species of spiders, Steatoda paykulliana and Steatodatriangulosa.
Spiders use pre-tensioned silk to hoist prey off the ground