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Living in the city can have its benefits – especially if you’re an arachnid, according to new research reporting that some types of spiders grow larger and have increased reproductive capabilities in urban areas.
Largest-ever study of spider genetics shows orb weaver spiders do not share common origins.
While spiders were busy spinning webs in space, researchers on Earth weaved their knowledge of this activity into educational materials to inspire and motivate students.
Scientists are unraveling the mysteries of what makes the fiber that spiders spin five times as strong as piano wire.
The ultraviolet decorations and intricate patterns of the orb-weaver spider’s web is used to attract food for the common orb-weaver spider.
A new mechanism of animal mating plug production has been discovered by scientists at the Smithsonian and their colleagues.
New research has revealed that spider silk carries amazing physical properties, according to a new paper published in the journal Advanced Materials.
Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and University of Costa Rica asked why spiders do not stick to their own sticky webs.
Scientists report that they have solved the riddle of how spider webs can withstand different levels of stress - including hurricane force winds - without collapsing.
Researchers have shown for the first time how Golden orb web spiders (Nephila antipodiana) add a chemical to their web silk to repel invading ants.
The Edible Golden Silk Spider (Nephila edulis) also known as the Golden Silk Orb-weaver, is a species of spider that occurs widely in Australia in both tropical and temperate regions. It is also found in parts of New Guinea and New Caledonia. It is not understood why this particular species is considered edible, however, it is a delicacy in New Guinea, where it is plucked from the web and lightly roasted over open fire. The species was first collected in 1799 byJacques Labillardiere, in...
The Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) is a species of orbweaver spider. It is found in the warmer regions of the Americas. In the United States, this species ranges throughout the coastal southeast and inland, from North Carolina to Texas. In many areas its distribution is somewhat localized and may be absent in many areas over wide areas. In some arboreal or swampy areas, adults and their webs can be found in large concentrations, especially near the coast. This species is also...
The Joro Spider (Nephila clavata) is a species of arachnid that is a member of the golden orb-web spider group. It is found in Japan (except HokkaidÅ), Korea, Taiwan and China. The web of the female can reach up to 39 inches in width. The yellow threads appear rich gold in sunlight. The web has three layers: the central orb, plus two irregular layers in front of and behind the orb. The adult female is about 1 inch. The male is much smaller and is no bigger than 0.4 inches. The female...
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