However, the name may have been earned by the fact that Pinky is almost always the first of the ghosts to reverse direction when going in and out of scatter mode. Pinky seems to have a tendency to go around blocks in an anticlockwise direction unlike Blinky and Clyde who seem to prefer going clockwise. They can often trap you like this so be careful of this deadly duo.
But individual spiders, like other animals, can have different habits or tendencies.
First they collected wild wolf spiders from Tennessee. They placed each spider on a piece of graph paper, then counted how many lines it walked across in the next three minutes. Into each box, they put eight spiders.
These were either eight active spiders, eight lazy ones, or four of each. As a control, 10 boxes held no spiders.
Specifically, the researchers had stocked the boxes with 15 blister beetles, 15 potato leafhoppers, 10 beet armyworms, 9 pea aphids, 5 sharpshooters, and 8 alfalfa weevils each. A week later, the researchers opened up the boxes to look for survivors.
They found that mixed-personality spider groups killed the most pests. Boxes that held only active spiders, or only inactive spiders, had more surviving pests.
But roving bugs may be more vulnerable to lazy spiders that are lying in wait for them. Between the two spider personality types, more prey bugs get eaten.
The bug demographics—how many of each species there were—tended to look one way after a week with active spiders, and another way after a week with lazy spiders. It might be more practical, he says, for farmers to try to encourage a diversity of spider species and personality types.
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