Spider with beetle prey

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Spider with beetle prey

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Beetles are not the usual prey to see a spider working on, but this one seems to have the situation well in hand. The beetle is around 3/8" long.

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Post by beetleman »

He does look like he has a super-sized meal there Rik. I wonder what percentage of the beetle gets used as food and what gets wasted and how fast it spoils and cannot be eaten (so many questions...so little time) :-k
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