A Jumping Spider is not your typical spider. For one thing they are not in need of web-building to catch their prey. In fact, the majority of spiders that do rely on web-spinning to catch prey only rely on the web because web-spinning spiders lack the necessary visual acuity to spontaneously pounce onto their prey…

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The very first insect-based restaurant in the western world has just opened in the U.K. All of Grub Kitchen’s food is made primarily from insects. The restaurant itself is bright and homely. The building was originally an old tin-roofed farm shed, and tables are made from disused railway sleepers. The whole place has a very…

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It’s big and exotic – the wolf spider Typically these creatures are found at night in south western desert regions. They are nocturnal and feast on beetles and other insects. However, if bitten by one, a human can experience the same symptoms of a nasty hornet’s sting. The wolf spider is known to overpower its…

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Return to sender What would you do if you received a package, marked return to sender, only to find a very large and very aggressive tarantula inside? This happened to a homeowner recently and left him stunned. When the homeowner received a package addressed to the previous tenant, he decided to open it only to…

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Gliding Spiders Make an Appearance A recent science journal published the first study done on various animals that have gliding or flying potential. Among the animals that the group studied, it included a unique kind of spider that is relatively thin compared to how large the spiders are. These flat spiders, which live in the…

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The Hollywood Spider horror films have led to many nightmares in the past, but nothing on the big screen could prepare anyone for truly seeing spider webs consuming entire groups of trees like they recently did in Rowlett, Texas. Down a single road filled with trees, entire webs covering the leaves and branches of these…

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