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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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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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New Species of Goblin Spiders Named After Characters From Enid Blyton’s Children’s Books

June 26th, 2018

It is always exciting when scientists discover new species of insects and animals. Just knowing that we have found a creature that we didn’t know existed before is mind-boggling. But, what can make these findings even more fun is when they are named in honor of famous actors, authors, and other celebrities. It allows the…

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New Research Reveals the Mechanics Behind How Spiders “Balloon”

June 21st, 2018

New Research Reveals the Mechanics Behind How Spiders “Balloon” Scientists have known about the phenomenon called “ballooning”, a technique used by spiders that allows them to fly, for a while now, but the exact mechanics behind this incredible feat have remained a mystery. Ballooning involves a spider creating a parachute with their webbing, which allows…

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