Together, we’ll make our plans!

Colombian Lesserback Tarantula with a Spotted Fog
llustration: © Rama Ramesh

The world goes on with everyone cooperating with one another. This holds true on land, in the sea, amidst the snow and just about everywhere. This month is all about those unique friendships forged between unusual species for benefits.

A relationship that’s spot on!
Tarantulas are scary as it is — the Colombian Lesserblack Tarantula is huge, formidable and capable of eating small creatures! Yet, these mighty tarantulas spare spotted frogs. Maybe they don’t taste good, but there’s another reason for this special act of kindness. As mighty as they are, these tarantulas still need to protect their eggs from ants. And it turns out that spotted frogs are pretty nifty when it comes to eating up these ants, so living together offers great perks for both.

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Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.
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Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.