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Spiders In Space Weave A Web Of Scientific Knowledge
2014-04-24 03:44:31

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.

Mating Plugs Produced By Female Spiders To Prevent Unwanted Sex From Males
2012-08-05 10:30:36

A new mechanism of animal mating plug production has been discovered by scientists at the Smithsonian and their colleagues.

The Amazing Properties Of Spider Silk
2012-03-06 05:49:20

New research has revealed that spider silk carries amazing physical properties, according to a new paper published in the journal Advanced Materials.

Why Don't Spiders Stick To Their Own Webs?
2012-03-02 04:00:37

Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and University of Costa Rica asked why spiders do not stick to their own sticky webs.

Scientists Search For Spider Web's  Strength
2012-02-02 09:38:05

Scientists report that they have solved the riddle of how spider webs can withstand different levels of stress - including hurricane force winds - without collapsing.

Male Spiders May Break Off Genitals To Boost Paternity
2012-02-01 09:13:18

Perhaps it is not a thought that crosses the minds of the average male, but spiders have more to consider than most other creatures when it comes to choosing a mate.

2011-11-23 11:47:31

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.

2011-06-05 00:02:41

A spectacular golden textile, conceived and created by Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley in Madagascar from silk thread collected from over one million Golden Orb spiders (Nephila madagascariensis), will go on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, the country’s second largest art museum.

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2011-05-31 09:01:09

Decorative white silk crosses are an ingenious tactic used by orb-weaving spiders to protect their webs from damage, a new study from the University of Melbourne has revealed.

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2011-05-02 14:44:51

The very idea of spiders in space brings to mind campy, black and white horror films involving eight-legged monsters.


Latest Nephilidae Reference Libraries

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2009-06-17 13:15:28

Nephilengys borbonica is a species of spider native to Madagascar and nearby islands (the Mascarene Islands, Comoro Islands and the Seychelles). In Madagascar, this species is commonly found in houses and buildings. In Réunion, it can be found in cloud forests up to 4,900 feet. The species name borbonica refers to the island of Réunion, which was called Bourbon until 1848. The adult female grows to 0.6 to 0.95 inches long in Madagascar. The females from other neighboring islands...

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2009-06-17 13:13:06

The Giant Wood Spider (Nephila pilipes) is a species of arachnid that is found in Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Papua New Guinea, and northern Australia. Its habitat is primary and secondary forests and gardens. The adult female grows to a length of 1.2 to 2 inches. The male only grows to about a quarter of an inch. In juvenile females, the first, second and fourth pairs of legs have dense hairy brushes. The brushes of hair disappear as the female matures....

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2009-06-17 13:09:56

The Red-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Nephila inaurata) is a species of arachnid that is found in southern Africa. It also can be found on several islands in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues, and the Seychelles). There is also a second subspecies recognized: Nephila i. madagascariensis that is found from South Africa to the Seychelles. The web of this species is said to be so strong that sometimes even birds and bats can get tangled in its web. The web is often found in...

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2009-05-02 19:33:07

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...

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2009-05-02 19:29:15

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...

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