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Subterranean Spider Engineers:
Sand Castles Underground

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Digging a hole in in wet sand is easy – but try it in dry sand and the sides collapse immediately. Yet desert adapted spiders can build underground burrows that maintain their structure despite shifting sands and desert winds. Rainer Foelix and colleagues have uncovered the secrets of this subterranean engineering feat.
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