Female Velvet Spiders Let Their Nieces and Nephews Eat Them

I’ve heard of mothers that eat their own children, as well as ones that let their children eat them, but I’ve never come across an aunt that is also willing to be consumed by her sibling’s kids. The African velvet spider is one of the few social spider species, living in large communal nests that…

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The Spider That Lives In A Bubble

The diving bell spider lives a seemingly difficult, and probably frustrating life. This type of spider is the only spider to call the water its habitat. However, this spider does not have gills, so it is forced to build small submersibles that allow for underwater travel. Nature has endowed the diving bell spider with the…

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Siege of Australian Town Won by Tarantula Army

Siege of Australian Town Won by Tarantula Army A new species of tarantula is in town.  Rather, they’ve taken over the town.  The number of spiders roaming the streets of Maningrida, Australia is estimated to be 25,000.  The town’s human population is a little over 2,000. High populations of spiders usually equate to 200 or…

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Venomous Spiders: The Ten Most Dreaded | Waco Spider Control

Venomous Spiders: The Ten Most Dreaded Recognize them, understand them and avoid them. Ten:  Yellow Sac Spider Inflicts a bite that resembles the horrific MRSA infection.  The actual toxicity of this spider’s venom isn’t settled, but in some instances it causes necrotic tissue.  Rarely attacks humans. Nine: Fringed Ornamental Tarantula This variety has large fangs,…

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