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I like new stuff. No, not stuff stuff, but ideas and discoveries. This one is particularly cool because the hypothesis has been around for a long time but it was just recently tested to determine if it could graduate to theory. Check this out, if you're not disturbed by arthropods zooming here and there.

Here's a video about it for those who want info the easy way:

And here's the paper for the nitty gritty details: **[there is a problem with this URL. I'm trying to fix it. In the meantime, there is a URL for an article in bold below]



EDIT: The way in which our material is formatted here there is no way for me to include the URL for the actual paper. I'll putter around a bit more. Nothing will stop me. NOTHING

BWAAAHAHAHAHahahahaha -- NOTHING can stop me. I am ... invincible. Here it is....


evidentialist 8 July 7

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Makes sense when you consider the electrical forces are generated by up drafting air, electricity to start the process of migration and high altitude of an updraft to get you along your way.

Did you read the research paper?

@evidentialist Yes I did. The young wolf spiders here disperse in this manner often on a single line of silk. They climb up a brome grass plant, point their abdomen into the air release silk and away they go. I have watched this many times. The best time to see it is in the calm before the storm when there maybe no wind at all.


I saw this a few days ago. I am NOT a fan of spiders but getting around on the electro magnetic field is very cool.!!


What a great little movie, thanks for sharing.



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