Fascinating World

A small attempt to gather unusual and amazing facts about elements of Nature.


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Creative Crabs -I

The Decorator crabs

Is it possible to call the crabs as ‘creative’? But if we witness the craftsmanship of some species of crabs, we’ll have to admit that crabs (at least some of them) can be creative. Continue reading

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Hide-n-Seek

Survival is the first priority of any and all the species on this earth.In order to achieve this, various creatures adopt different methods and camouflage.

Recently a new species of spider was accidentally discovered in the Yunnan rain forests of China. An arachnologist, Matjaz Kuntner (Evolutionary Zoology, Smithsonian Institute, Scientific Research center of Slovenian Academy of Science), while looking for something else, noticed a spider silk thread. There was no web or spider, but the silk thread attached a half-dried looking leaf to the tree branch. On careful observation it was found that it was not a leaf but a spider mimicking a leaf. Continue reading