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One of the most abundant, but barely visible, arthropods in the soil are springtails.
But spiders do not show any predilection for human flesh, preferring the taste of insects and another small beastie called collembola, or springtail.
Spiders aren't the only creatures that have evolved this trap-jaw mechanism, says Spagna—trap-jaw ants and springtails, a type of arthropod, both do.
Also present in prodigious numbers in the soil are microscopic mites and primitive, wingless insects called springtails.
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