Mysteries of the Black Widow

Most of us go out of our way NOT to run into a black widow spider, but biologist Emily MacLeod spends her time surrounded by them.

In the latest episode of “Prime: Cuts,” we follow the University of Toronto researcher as she observes the carnivorous spider in captivity and in its natural habitat on the Hastings Natural Reserve, one of the University of California’s 37 protected natural areas throughout that state that total 750,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world.

See what Emily uncovers in “Prime: Cuts – Mysteries of the Black Widow,” then check out more video about research taking place at UC’s Natural Reserve system.

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