Research: hurricanes lead to more aggressive spiders

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Can hurricanes make spiders more aggressive?

Researchers have found that spiders that live in storm-prone areas, like the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast, can become far less docile after a major storm event.

Colonies aggressively pursue food and produce more egg cases, and the spiderlings also have a better chance of surviving into early winter.

Researchers gathered their information by monitoring subtropical storm Alberto and hurricanes Florence and Michael during the 2018 hurricane season.

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