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2014-04-07 23:29:08

My Cleaning Products announced it would be releasing complimentary samples of its Spider Bully. The company said that the samples would prove that the product is not only effective but also safe. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Spiders are some of the most feared bugs. But although most of their species are outdoor creatures, a number of them live as pests indoors. And to help the public get rid of them in buildings and houses, My Cleaning Products introduced its new spider spray...

New Spider Species Bagged By Students On Field Course
2014-03-28 18:07:58

Pensoft Publishers As a spin-off (pun intended) of their Tropical Biodiversity course in Malaysian Borneo, a team of biology students discover a new spider species, build a makeshift taxonomy lab, write a joint publication and send it off to a major taxonomic journal. Discovering a new spider species was not what she had anticipated when she signed up for her field course in Tropical Biodiversity, says Elisa Panjang, a Malaysian master's student from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She is...

Jumping Spider Uses Ant As Bodyguard
2014-03-12 09:31:54

Springer Ants are the unlikely guardians of jumping spiders in their battle against aggressive spitting spiders A timid jumping spider uses the scent of ants as a secret weapon to save itself from becoming the somewhat soggy prey of the predatory spitting spider. The downside to this plan is that jumping spiders are also a favorite snack of its very own saviors. To overcome this additional hazard, the spider has made yet another plan in the form of an ant-proof nest, writes Ximena...

2014-03-07 23:26:05

My Cleaning Products offers a new pesticide-exempt spider spray. The company stated that the product contains no harsh chemicals yet could kill spiders effectively. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 My Cleaning Products has released a new pest solution. It is a spider spray that it asserted could effectively kill spiders without risking anyone's health. According to MCP, a green cleaning company, as pests, spiders are not as known as bed bugs or cockroaches. Nevertheless, it...

Osperalycus tenerphagus face
2014-03-02 05:24:52

[ Watch the Video: Digging Up A New Mite Species ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It may resemble a worm, but it's actually a previously undiscovered microscopic species of mite discovered on The Ohio State University campus. Discovered by Samuel Bolton, a graduate student at Ohio State, the mite was officially named Osperalycus tenerphagus (or as it is affectionately known - the "Buckeye Dragon Mite"). Osperalycus tenerphagus is Latin for “mouth purse” and...

2014-01-28 23:03:59

MCP has published a new guideline entitled "How to Get Rid of Spiders in Three Easy Steps." In it, the company recommended a pesticide-exempt spider spray to make the process effective and safe. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 My Cleaning Products has published a three-step guideline of how to get rid of spiders right. In it, the company said that the elimination of those arachnids must also be safe besides effective. And so, it advised the use of one...

Spider Omnivore Eats Pollen
2013-12-18 11:24:48

[ Watch the Video: Pollen On The Menu For Orb-Weaver Spiders ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spiders have long been thought of as creepy-crawly predators, but a new study from a couple of European researchers has found that these arachnids will munch on pollen from time to time as well. According to their report in the journal PLOS ONE, the study team found that the diet of younger, common orb-weaver spiders includes around 25 percent pollen. The spiders were...

Scorpion Choose Most Effective Weapons
2013-11-14 13:45:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Equipped with sharp pincers and a stinging, venomous tail – scorpions are not a creature to be trifled with. While the size and strength of these weapons vary from one species to another species, the dangerous arachnids tend to use their most effective means of attack or defense when provoked, according to a new study in the journal PLOS One. The use of either the pincers or the stinger can depend on a scorpion’s physical makeup,...

Two Spider Species With Peculiar Living Habits From Uruguay
2013-10-03 11:55:37

Pensoft Publishers The two new species described from Uruguay, Chaco castanea and Chaco costai, are middle sized spiders that range between 1 and 2 cm in body size. Like all Nemesiids they have an elongated body and robust legs with predominantly black-brownish coloration. A recent study in the open access journal Zookeys provides a detailed description of the two news species and a rare glimpse into their living habits. The two new species are typically found in sandy soils of oceanic...

Day In The Life Of Progradungula Otwayensis
2013-09-25 11:54:31

Pensoft Publishers A recent paper published in the open access journal Zookeys provides a first-time glimpse in the natural history of the enigmatic spider species Progradungula otwayensis. Lurking in the hollows of old myrtle beech trees and thus hard to collect, this extraordinary spider is an endemic species confined strictly to the beautiful Great Otway National Park (Victoria, Australia). P. otwayensis belongs to the small spider family Gradungulidae which consists of seven genera...


Latest Arachnids Reference Libraries

Funnel Weavers, Agelenidae
2014-06-19 13:16:37

Agelenidae is a family that holds about 1,200 recognized species of funnel weaver spiders that occur throughout the world. These spiders build funnel shaped webs that trap prey in their complicated patterns, but they should not be confused with other families of spiders that build funnel webs like funnel-web spiders or funnel-web tarantulas. Funnel weavers can reach an average body length between .1 inches in the smallest species and .7 inches, although the largest species can reach total...

Cellar Spider, Pholcus phalangioides
2014-04-07 13:05:31

The Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides), known also as the Skull Spider because of its cephalothorax resembling a human skull, is a spider belonging to the family Pholcidae. The females have a body length of about 9 millimeters; the males are slightly smaller. The legs are about 5 to 6 times the length of the body. Its habit of living on the ceilings of room, garages, caves, or cellars gives rise to one of its common names. They are thought to be beneficial in some parts of the world...

Tailed Daddy Longlegs Spider, Crossopriza lyoni
2014-04-07 12:30:20

Crossopriza lyoni is a widespread species of cellar spiders that prefer to live in or around human structures. They are commonly known as Tailed Cellar Spiders, Tailed Daddy Longlegs Spiders, and occasionally Box Spiders. They all possess exceptionally long and fragile legs that can reach up to 2.4 inches long and a body length of that ranges from .098 to .28 inches. Their abdomens are distinctly square shaped when they are viewed from the side and their carapace is more or less circular...

Kauai Cave Wolf Spider
2014-04-01 13:14:31

Scientific name: Adelocosa anops Common Names: Kauai Cave Wolf Spider, Big-Eyed Wolf Spider Status: Listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List in 1996 Geography: United States, Hawaii Conservation Information: This particular species is only known to occur in a few caves in a lava flow within an area consisting of 4.1 square miles in the Koloa-Poipu region of Kauai, Hawaii. Only six populations are known to exist as of April 1, 2014. Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Arachnida...

Spruce Fir Moss Spider, Microhexura montivaga
2013-08-26 12:08:18

The Spruce Fir Moss Spider (Microhexura montivaga) is an endangered species of spider that can be found at high elevations in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Initially identified in 1923, they inhabit moss that grows on rocks under the forest canopy. It is one of the smallest mygalomorph spiders, with the adults only measuring 3 to 4 millimeters. The coloration varies from light brown to yellow-brown to a darker reddish brown color, with no markings on its abdomen. Their chelicerae...

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