Impulsive spider just as accurate as a docile one

28 July 2017 | Research

Assoc Prof Li Daiqin and PhD student Ms Chang Chia-chen, who are both from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science, found that aggressive spiders made decisions three to four times faster than their docile counterparts, but were just as accurate in hunting down their prey. They also found that aggressive and docile spiders had varying success in catching prey which displayed predictable and unpredictable traits.