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How Do Spiders Spin Silk?
2014-08-07 03:51:02

Spider silk is an impressive material; lightweight and stretchy yet stronger than steel. But the challenge that spiders face to produce this substance is even more formidable.

orb weaver spider genetics
2014-07-21 03:30:56

Largest-ever study of spider genetics shows orb weaver spiders do not share common origins.

Specialized Leg Organs Help Spiders Glean Information From Their Silk
2014-06-03 11:11:12

A spider’s web is more than just a home or trap for unsuspecting prey, it’s also a communications network capable of telling a spider information about prey, mates, and its own structural integrity.

Common house spider - Achaearanea tepidariorum
2014-05-17 05:52:18

Whether you think they are creepy and scary, or useful and beautiful, one has to admit that spiders are also fascinating. And it isn't just Hollywood that finds spiders irresistible - research scientists find them equally alluring.

2014-04-04 11:46:23

University of Guelph researchers have unraveled some of the inner workings of slime produced by one of nature's most bizarre creatures – hagfish.

Synthetic Spider Silk Has Superhero Strength
2014-03-06 12:43:18

Spider silk of fantastical, superhero strength is finally speeding toward commercial reality — at least a synthetic version of it is.

Spider Web Not Good Heat Conductor
2014-01-22 13:54:55

A new study questions the results of a 2012 study that found that spider silk conducts heat as well as metal.

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

A new study has found that some spiders munch on pollen from time to time to supplement their diet.

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

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.

Spider Web Attracted To Charged Insects
2013-07-05 10:17:49

A new study shows spider webs don't attract the prey; rather, insects attract the web with positive charge they create when beating their wings.


Latest Spider anatomy Reference Libraries

Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis
2014-04-08 10:12:47

The Southern House Spider (Kukulcania hibernalis) is a species of large North American spider which display strong sexual dimorphism. The males may be mistaken for the Brown Recluse due to the similar coloration and body structure. However, compared to the Brown Recluse, male Southern House Spiders are usually larger in size, lack the distinctive violin shape on their cephalothorax, and have abnormally long and slender pedipalps. The females are a dark brown or black color and more compact....

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2009-06-26 17:05:26

The Triangulate Cobweb Spider (Steatoda triangulosa), also known as the Triangulate Bud Spider, is a species of common house spider that is found throughout the world. It is found along the coasts in North America, in southern Russia, in New Zealand, and in Europe. It is largely believed to be native to Eurasia. This spider is well known for the triangle-shaped pattern on the upper side of its abdomen. The adult female is 0.13 to 0.25 inches long. It has a brown-orange cephalothorax...

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2009-05-02 21:51:47

The Daddy-long-legs Spider (Pholcus phalangioides), also known as the Cellar Spider or Skull Spider, is a species of arachnid found in many parts of the world, but originally came from the tropics. They are commonly found living in caves, garages, ceilings of household rooms, and cellars. In Australia, it is considered a beneficial species as it kills and eats the venomous redback Spider. There is some confusion with the common name "daddy longlegs". This name is also applied to two other...

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