McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

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Spiders are masters of disguise

Some clever Central American spiders disguise themselves as ants by holding a pair of legs over their head to mimic antennae. They climb into ant nests and have a feast. And how about male European crab spider? Now that’s really kinky little fellow! During courtship he spins a veil-like web and uses it to tie up the female. Good thing he does, because the females have the nasty habit of eating the males after mating. But if the web is properly spun, by the time the female has wriggled free, the male has come and gone.

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