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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...

2014-01-17 23:00:09

The globally popular app Windoze Solitaire from Headsoft has been updated with 21 new innovative games unique to Windoze Solitaire, improved graphics, Facebook integration, new game categories, additional helpful tutorials, and more. The universal app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and available now in the App Store at no-cost. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Solitaire lovers around the world who enjoy hour after hour of mind-bending,brain-tickling fun playing the...


Latest Spider Reference Libraries

Cobweb Spider, Theridiidae
2014-06-23 08:44:11

Theridiidae is a family that contains over 2,200 species of cobweb spiders, also known as tangle-web spiders or comb-footed spiders, which can be found throughout the world. This species received its common names from its tendency to build three dimensional, sticky webs and from the comb of serrated bristles on the fourth leg. It is thought that this family is the only to hold a high diversity of web types, including gumfooted webs, which are highly similar to those produced by spiders in the...

Wolf Spider, Lycosidae
2014-06-23 08:30:31

Lycosidae is a family that holds about 2,300 species of wolf spiders that can be found in a variety of habitats including woodlands, gardens, and moist coastal areas. Many species do require specific microhabitats, like montane herb-fields, but most species are nomads and do not reside in one area for long periods of time. Some species within this family build burrows that can have trap doors or open entrances, while others in arid regions build nests with plugged entrance ways, to protect...

Funnel Weavers, Agelenidae
2014-06-19 13:16:37

Agelenidae is a family that holds about 1,200 recognized species of funnel weaver spiders that occur throughout the world. These spiders build funnel shaped webs that trap prey in their complicated patterns, but they should not be confused with other families of spiders that build funnel webs like funnel-web spiders or funnel-web tarantulas. Funnel weavers can reach an average body length between .1 inches in the smallest species and .7 inches, although the largest species can reach total...

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2014-06-19 08:25:14

Sparassidae is a family that holds over one thousand species of huntsman spiders, also known as giant crab spiders and wood spiders, or as rain spiders or lizard-eating spiders in some areas of its range. These species are native to Australia but were also introduced to temperate areas throughout the world including China, Japan, and some areas of the United States, including Florida and Hawaii. They inhabit warmer areas and can often be seen entering human habitations and other shelters...

Crab Spiders, Thomisidae
2014-06-19 08:13:57

Thomisidae is a family that holds around two thousand species of crab spiders that can be found throughout the world. Although the name crab spider has been used to refer to a large number of species, it is most often used to refer to members of this family, especially the flower crab spider. Many members of this family have flat bodies that resemble those of crabs and others hold their two front legs in positions that crabs are known for or move in sideways motions as crabs do. Although...

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