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Highly Venomous Banana Spiders Are Perfectly Adapted To Thrive Within And Around Homes Where They Tend To Grow To Large Sizes

October 9th, 2019

Generally, urbanization has a negative effect on arthropods in the natural environment, as arthropods cannot adapt to the radical landscape alterations caused by urbanization. This is especially true when it comes to web-building spider species, as these spiders have adapted to exploit the natural environment in order to build webs that can effectively catch insect…

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A Non-Native Spider Species Is Helping To Reduce Georgia’s Dreaded Stink Bug Population

May 26th, 2019

You would be surprised how many non-native spider and insect species land on our shores from other far away countries. They usually enter through shipping containers bringing in produce and other items from foreign countries, then will hop on a truck or a car and spread from there. These non-native species can travel pretty far…

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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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Strange Physical Reactions To Insect And Spider Bites

February 8th, 2019

When it comes to sustaining venomous stings from insects, most people know what symptoms to expect. For most people who do not have an allergy to insect venom, the worst consequence of an insect sting is the pain that inevitably results. For people that do have an allergy to insect venom, a venomous insect bite…

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A Dangerous Species Of Recluse Spider Ate A Part Of A Woman’s Ear

January 3rd, 2019

Brown recluse spiders belong to the Loxosceles genus, which comprises 103 known species. These spiders can be found in numerous regions all over the world, including the Americas, Asia and Europe. The brown recluse is notorious for inflicting bites that sometimes develop into necrotic lesions. In addition to tissue necrosis, a brown recluse bite can…

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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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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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