MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –

The Spoor Spider of the Namib desert in southern Africa kills its ant prey by pinning its body to the hot sand and burning it alive.

  • The spider makes a blanket of web and sand to hide itself
  • It sets a line of web to use as a tripwire
  • When an ant moves over the blanket, the spoor spider strikes
  • With its body still hidden, the spider uses its front legs to pin the ant to the hot sand and cook it alive

MINI BION

“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.