Insect Interest

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spider Facts

Certain female species of spiders such as the Australian crab spider, sacrifice their bodies as a food source for their offspring.
Some male spiders pluck their cobwebs like a guitar, to attract female spiders.
Fried spiders taste like nuts.
The largest spider ever was the Megarachne which had a diameter of 50 cm. The fossil was found in Argentina.
The bite from a black widow spider is not automatically fatal. In fact, less than 1% of all people bitten by this spider run the risk of dying, and most of them are saved with the use of antivenin.
The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body.
Spiders usually have eight eyes, but still they cannot see that well.
There are about 34,000 species of spiders.
Spiders have claws at the ends of their legs.
Only the female black widow spider has a poisonous bite. The male spider's venom is not poisonous and it does not attack its prey.
Of the 35,000 species of spiders, only 27 species are known to have caused human fatalities.
posted by Animal Addicted at 2:19 AM

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