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2012-02-15 08:00:00

The zoology website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers the Brown Recluse which is a spider whose bite can be serious since it bears a potentially deadly hemotoxic venom, Tyrannosaur which was bipedal carnivore up to 13 meters in length and four meters in height, and Whale Shark which was a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 The zoology...

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2011-07-01 10:53:03

Researchers have used a specialized Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner on tarantulas for the first time, giving unprecedented videos of a tarantula's heart beating. "In the videos you can see the blood flowing through the heart and tantalizingly it looks as though there might be 'double beating' occurring, a distinct type of contraction which has never been considered before. This shows the extra value of using a non-invasive technique like MRI," says PhD researcher Gavin Merrifield who...

2010-07-01 12:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Californians head outdoors to enjoy the summer sun they can be exposed to potential dangers as well. The California Poison Control System (CPCS) offers tips for staying safe and happy this season. CPCS (www.calpoison.org) is available at 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate expert help and information in case of exposure to summer hazards. "With school out and the sun shining Californians are heading...

2009-09-29 09:57:04

A South African spider more poisonous than its cousin the black widow is spreading throughout the most southern part of California, authorities said. The brown widow first was spotted in San Diego in 2004 and since has multiplied by the thousands, KTLA-TV reported Tuesday. The brown widow recently was seen as far south as Imperial Beach, near the Mexican border, and as far north as Carlsbad in northern San Diego County. Brown widows are also being seen inland, rather than just in ocean...

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2009-01-05 17:20:00

A Seattle family said a black widow spider they found in a bag of red grapes has found a new home at the city's Woodland Park Zoo. Iris Hagemann, 34, said she was washing grapes for her 7-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter when she spotted the spider, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Monday. Hagemann said her son, Timothy, was the first to recognize the spider as a black widow but it was not until her husband, Stuart Rabin, 44, examined the arachnid that they believed the young boy....

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2008-12-15 16:52:57

MU entomologist warns of the venomous brown recluse spider's bite As the cold weather creeps in, so do brown recluse spiders. True to their name, the brown recluse is a shy, reclusive spider looking for a warm home. Drawn to clutter, closets and complex storage environments, the spiders actually want to stay away from humans. But, if care is not taken, people could find themselves sharing their home with one of 'the big three,' according to a University of Missouri entomologist. The brown...

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2008-10-14 13:10:00

Scientists say that certain exotic species of spiders are making their homes in the UK. Due to the UK's increasingly mild climate, arachnids arriving in imports of food and plants are now able to survive and spread. A species of false widow spider have been confirmed and some believe the deadly black widow could be the next to invade. The conservation group Buglife wants import rules to be strengthened to stem the tide of alien species invasion. "Other countries in the world take great care...

2008-09-08 21:00:27

What you should know Many "bugs" in and around your house are harmless. In some countries, people even eat bugs. However, insects can take over your pantry, kitchen, your bathroom, or beds. Many bugs are so tiny you cannot see them. Some are seasonal while others are problems throughout the entire year. Many bugs can be harmful. Common bugs in and around your house can include dust mites, roaches, fleas, ticks, lice, ants, weevils, moths, beetles, spiders and stinging insects. Many pests...

2008-04-25 00:00:08

By The Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - A tiny Australian hospital is closing temporarily because of an infestation of poisonous spiders. The Baralaba Multi Purpose Health Service will close for 24 hours starting Thursday morning so officials can fumigate the building to get rid of redback spiders that have been found in large numbers in the main part of the hospital. Three or four patients will need to be moved to another hospital while the building is closed, according to a...

2007-08-17 15:02:20

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. - An orange tarantula with venomous fangs was rescued Friday after its owner said he could no longer care for it. "This is the kind of spider that nightmares are made of," said Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He said the spider is aggressive and can jump 3 feet and bite with its large fangs. The bites are dangerous to humans. The spider, known as an ornate golden baboon, has a fat body 5 inches long that is covered...


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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...

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2009-07-03 19:06:41

The Redbacked Jumping spider (Phidippus johnsoni) is one of the largest and most common jumping spiders in the western parts of North America. It is not to be mistaken for the highly venomous and unrelated Redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti). The Redbacked Jumping spider may inflict a painful bite in self defense if threatened, although there are not any serious medical consequences. Adult Redbacked Jumping spiders are usually about 0.4 inches in length. Although the female has an...

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2009-07-01 11:16:49

The yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium punctorium) is a spider that is found from Central Asia to central Europe. The yellow sac spider can reach about 0.6 inches in length. This spider can penetrate the human skin. The bite of this spider may feel similar to a wasp sting though it may be a bit more severe, however susceptible persons may have stronger reactions such as nausea. Female yellow sac spiders build about a 4 centimeter egg-sac in tall grass. It is aggressively defended and opens...

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2009-06-26 18:10:24

The Biting Spider or False Black Widow (Steatoda nobilis) is a species of arachnid native to the Canary Islands. It was accidentally introduced to England around 1870 through imported bananas that were sent to Torquay. It is also found in continental Europe and Africa. Its range is extending northwards and is expected to someday be prominent in the United Kingdom. This spider resembles the black widow and is sometimes though to be one when spotted. It has a round, over-sized abdomen which...

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2009-06-26 18:03:22

The Hobo Spider (Tegenaria agrestis) is a species of arachnid that is native to western and central Europe. It is now also found in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. It has recently spread into southern Alaska, making it the first dangerous spider to humans in that state. It has been also recorded on a small island (Peberholm) in Denmark, and in southern Sweden. Its habitat is semi-arid and warm environments, although in Europe it is not normally encountered in houses,...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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