More on snail-spider interactions

My paper on dangling snails spurred an interesting comment by Timothy Pearce, who also provided the link to a very cool film of a spider from Madagascar using a shell as shelter (

As Tim correctly pointed out, multiple threads attached to a shell point to the usage of a spider, while a single strand is probably made of mucus and hence has a malacological context.
Tim adds: “I remember being in Madagascar and seeing one shell suspended by spider silk about 1 meter up in a bush”.


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