Watch Tiny Crab Spiders Take Flight With 10-Foot Silk Parachutes

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If you’re arachnophobic, I hate to tell you this, but spiders can fly.

Don’t panic—it’s pretty much only the extra-tiny ones that take flight, which is a behaviour called ballooning. By releasing a bouquet of streamer-like silks, baby spiders ascend into the air to find new homes after hatching, and adult spiders do so to get around more easily and find mates and new food sources. Some have even crossed entire oceans using these silk parachutes to stay aloft on


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