The Web of Life (15-1) Walk Like an Ant

 Walk Like an Ant

Ants are aggressive in defending themselves: well-armed with bites, stings, and acids. Little jumping spiders – not so much. Under duress, all a tiny spider can do is flee as fast as it can, which may not be enough to avoid becoming a snack. So, some jumping spiders walk like ants: using all 8 legs, but frequently pausing to raise their forelegs and mimic ant antennae. All a potential predator sees is 6-legged trouble; not the spider it’s looking for.