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Criticism From Animal Welfare Groups Has Prompted Legislation Aimed At Recognizing And Protecting Spider Rights

February 21st, 2019

The issue of animal rights and the effort to stop the inhumane treatment of animals is generally recognized as a noble and important goal by most members of the public. When it comes to protecting animals from common acts of mistreatment and abuse, spiders may not the first animals that come to people’s minds, as…

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Enormous Bird-Eating Spiders Are Sometimes Eaten Raw And Some Believe That They Can Be Used To Predict Future Events

February 20th, 2019

When hearing the term “bird-spiders” many people probably think of the well known Goliath birdeater tarantula species, which is the largest spider species currently living. Bird-spiders belong to the Mygalomorphae suborder, and the Goliath bird eater is, indeed, a part of this order. Surprisingly, this suborder of huge tarantula spiders is comprised of 2,547 known…

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Black Widow Bite Leaves Man Unable to Pee

January 2nd, 2019

Nobody wants to get bitten by a spider, let alone a black widow. The resulting pain and sickness is bad enough, but one man got even more than this after his unfortunate meeting with a black widow spider. You don’t generally associate losing the ability to pee with getting a black widow bite, but this…

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It’s a Dog! It’s a Bunny! No, It’s a Spider!

November 12th, 2018

Most spiders that we spot around our homes and outside tend to look pretty similar, with the main body and eight long legs. They also don’t tend to be anywhere near cute, or make one think of a cute bunny rabbit or dog. Well, there is a time and place for everything, and it seems…

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In Big Cities More Insects And Spiders Live Indoors Than Outdoors

November 1st, 2018

Not long ago, researchers in North Carolina conducted the first ever study that explored indoor insect and spider populations. The study found that insect and spiders populations within houses are much larger than previously assumed, and all houses contain a significant amount of insects and spiders of many different species. Also, it turns out that…

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Cambodians Love Their Tarantulas So Much They Might Just Wipe Out This Eight-Legged Delicacy

October 17th, 2018

While we in America are being slowly convinced and coddled into trying insect cuisine, in other parts of the world eating these critters is so popular that they are actually over-harvesting their supply of them and may lose these coveted treats for good. In Cambodia the tarantula is such a popular treat that they are…

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Past Civilizations Looked Upon Spiders As Good Omens

October 10th, 2018

Spiders may be responsible for one of the most common human fears, but spiders also have a rich history of being personified in the lore and belief systems of ancient societies. During high school, many people learn about the ancient Grecian mythological figure known as “Arachne.” Arachne was a mortal with an amazing talent for…

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A Rare Phenomenon Is To Blame For The Thousands Of Spider Webs Covering A Town In Greece

September 25th, 2018

As far as many people are concerned, there is nothing to like about spiders. No other animal group on the planet looks quite like spiders. An arachnid’s multiple legs, eyes and two fangs is enough to cut a frightening picture. Many who suffer from arachnophobia fail to maintain composure upon merely seeing a still photograph…

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The Enormous Ten-Legged Spider That Sports The Largest Jaws Of Any Spider In The World And Literally Screams When It Eats

September 11th, 2018

Unfortunately for arachnophobes, there is no shortage of scary-looking spiders on this planet. Luckily, very few spider species are harmful to humans, and the spiders that possess the most toxic forms of venom are rarely aggressive toward humans. When your mother said that spiders are more afraid of you than you are of it, she…

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Property Managers Tragically Failed To Address A Brown Recluse Infestation Within An Apartment Unit

August 7th, 2018

We have all had dealings with landlords in the past. Hopefully your former, or current landlord is an honest and helpful individual who responds promptly to insect pest complaints. However, it is no secret that the world is full of shady landlords who fail to live up to their ethical and legal duties. For example,…

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