The Bliss of the Spider Women

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Two biologists who are passionate about spiders talk about their favorite arachnids — including a variety of poisonous spiders and the evil-looking whip spider (featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), which turns out to be an affectionate parent.


Greta Binford, assistant professor of biology, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore.

Linda Rayor, senior research associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.



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