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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...

Diet Of Elusive Red Widow Spider Revealed
2014-03-21 16:46:03

University of Missouri-Columbia Beetles: it's what's for breakfast—at least for the red widow spider of Florida's "scrub" habitat, according to a study by University of Missouri biologist James Carrel. The study provides a first glimpse at the diet of this mysterious spider, revealing that it primarily preys upon species of scarab beetles common to the scrub habitat. Carrel's findings shed light on red widow spiders' restriction to the Florida scrub habitat and the need for habitat...

2014-03-21 16:22:25

NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Following up on the success of the launch of the Thrustmaster Force Feedback TX Racing Wheel, Thrustmaster is expanding its range of officially-licensed Xbox One products with the launch of a new wheel; the Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel. Featuring an official license from Ferrari as well, this replica wheel will allow even more gamers to experience the joys of racing on Xbox One. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140321/MN87937...

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...

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

American Chemical Society Spider silk of fantastical, superhero strength is finally speeding toward commercial reality — at least a synthetic version of it is. The material, which is five times stronger than steel, could be used in products from bulletproof vests to medical implants, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). C&EN is the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. Alex Scott, a senior editor at C&EN, notes that spider...

2014-02-27 23:25:38

My Cleaning Products set to prove the benefits of its pesticide-exempt spider spray. It announced it would be giving out complimentary samples of its Spider Bully. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Spiders are some of those creatures that love being alone. However, they could also start an infestation at a home. And to help anyone who has to deal with a huge number of them, My Cleaning Products recommended its pesticide-exempt spider spray. It also announced it would be giving out...

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

[ Watch the Video: Science Showdown Over Spider Silk ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study conducted by researchers from the University of the Basque Country brings into question the results of a 2012 study that found that spider silk conducts heat as well as metal. Two years ago Iowa State University scientists found that spider silk was not only a great heat conductor, but that the silk was just as good of a heat conductor as metal. However, the team...


Latest Spider Reference Libraries

Scytodes thoracica
2014-04-08 10:19:31

Scytodes thoracica is a spitting spider because it spit’s a poisonous and sticky silken substance over its prey. Its size ranges between .12 to .24 inches. The carapace is abnormal in sloping upwards towards its rear end, whereas the abdomen slopes downwards. It has six eyes rather than the typical eight. It is found in the Holarctic, Australia, and on some oceanic islands within the Pacific. This particular spitting spider features the presence of silk glands within its...

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....

Eastern Mouse Spider, Missulena bradleyi
2014-04-07 16:16:36

The Eastern Mouse Spider (Missulena bradleyi) is a species of spider belonging to the Actinopodidae family. The spider is native to the east coast of Australia. The common name of the mouse spider comes from the mistaken belief that this spider excavates a deep mouse-like burrow. The females are black overall and are larger in size than the males. The males are black with a bluish-white colored patch on the front of their abdomen. Mouse spiders vary from 10 to 35 millimeters long and...

Stegodyphus lineatus
2014-04-07 14:12:35

Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...

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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