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Ancient spiders locked in amber died looking after their offspring

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Spiders trapped in amber seem to have been looking after their offspring once they died

Dr. Dong Ren

Modern spiders are recognized to maintain their eggs and younger – and now we have now proof that the behaviour is historic.

Researchers at Capital Normal University in Beijing just lately acquired 4 specimens of spiders trapped in Burmese amber, dated to 98.8 million years in the past and mined in the Hukawng valley of northern Myanmar. In collaboration with Paul Selden on the Natural History Museum in London, the group analysed the items utilizing pictures and micro-computed …

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