|MadSci Network: General Biology|
Spiders do drink! In fact, if they have been without water for a long period they will approach a water droplet and drink from it, very much like they would drink dew droplets in nature. However, if they are not slightly dehydrated, it may be difficult to get them to drink. Some spiders also ingest nectar from extrafloral nectraries. Spiders need the proper space and support for their webs. Those that spin large flat orb webs need a correspondingly large space and surrounding support, such as branches. References: Taylor, R. M., and W. A. Foster. 1996. Spider nectarivory. American Entomol. 42:82-86.
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