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Submitted by angelasalaza on Fri, 11/02/2018 - 14:28

Three cellar spiders were placed in separate  clear containers to allow observation without interfering with spider’s predation. Each spider was then placed in three varying temperatures of 29℃, 22℃, and 14℃. Prey were selected according to size because cellar spiders rely on the complicated matrix of their web to entangle their prey as the web is not adhesive.  Prey were observed to be consumed in time intervals of hours after insertion to the spider habitat. No energy was used to coax the fruit fly into the web and the spider ate the 2 flies out of the 3.