According to a new research, spiders that are capable of travelling on the wind have the ability to easily adept sailors immediately they land on water. In the past, many people have assumed that spiders, which are commonly referred to as ballooning, would face lots of difficulties when faced with the option of wet landing. According to new research by Morito Hayashi, a specialist spider researcher, this is not the case in fact it is the opposite.
According to his research, this spiders are in a position of surviving afloat. To add on to that, this spiders can also harness the available wind so as to make their movement on water bodies much easier. “Given the fact that 70 percent of the world is water, there are highly likely to land on water in an event that they are ballooning,” Hayashi said. “If these spiders are in a position where they can be able to sail, they then would be able to easily reach the land than we previously believed.”
Hayashi together with his colleagues have spent most of their time studying spiders and thanks to their experiment they are now in a position to clearly understand how these spiders actually behave, especially when it comes to their movement in water. They reported in the BMC Evolutionary Biology which stated that it was hard for spiders of different species to move in water.