Spider webs may act as highly sensitive external eardrums

Author: Rachael Funnell compilation: Yuan Yu image: MATEUSZ KROPIWNICKI/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM, a new study the spider web as “outside the eardrum”, and argues that the spider may have ears everywhere.In it, the authors show how circular weaving spiders outsource sound perception to structures outside their bodies.The slender structure of the spherical web is not only an acoustic… Read more Spider webs may act as highly sensitive external eardrums