How do jumping spiders judge distances?

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How do jumping spiders judge distances?
« on: 27/01/2012 08:42:30 »
To a jumping spider, the difference of a few millimetres can determine whether it gets to eat or not. So it should come as no surprise that these animals, which capture prey by deftly pouncing on it from a distance, have a very unusual depth-perception system...

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Re: How do jumping spiders judge distances?
« Reply #1 on: 27/01/2012 19:18:45 »
Forget all that....we all know they just use a retractable tape measure !
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Re: How do jumping spiders judge distances?
« Reply #2 on: 28/01/2012 14:33:52 »
Forget all that....we all know they just use a retractable tape measure !

Nonsense. I think they use a theodolite.
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Re: How do jumping spiders judge distances?
« Reply #3 on: 28/01/2012 16:39:11 »
Forget all that....we all know they just use a retractable tape measure !

Nonsense. I think they use a theodolite.

Now that's just plain silly !!   [::)]
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