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The Auburn Tiger Trapdoor Spider
2012-05-09 03:03:20

Researchers at Auburn University have reported the discovery a new trapdoor spider species from a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of the city of Auburn, Alabama.

2012-04-26 23:01:25

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science.

Discerning Males Remain Faithful
2012-04-25 04:50:54

Discerning males remain faithful...if you are a spider.

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2012-03-14 15:20:33

According to new research published in the journal Naturwissenschaften, spiders do not stick to their own webs because of the way they move.

2012-03-06 08:00:00

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science.

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.

Flying Jewels Spell Death For Baby Spiders
2012-03-03 05:32:38

Spider flies are a rarely collected group of insects. Adults are considered important pollinators of flowers, while larvae live as internal parasitoids of juvenile spiders.

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.

The Bigger The Phobia, The Larger The Spider
2012-02-24 05:55:32

According to new research, the bigger the person's arachnophobia, the more likely they perceive the spider is bigger than it really is.


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Singapore Blue, Lampropelma violaceopes
2014-09-22 17:06:17

The Singapore Blue (Lampropelma violaceopes) is a large tree-dwelling species of tarantula from Malaysia and Singapore. These spiders have been known to grow in excess of nine inches across. The body is a very colorful blue with brown or gold colored carapace. The male equivalent is normally not as vibrant. The diet is made up primarily of beetles, cockroaches, crickets, pinky mice, birds, and other small animals. During feeding, the abdomen will often increase in size two-fold. Image...

Western Desert Tarantula, Aphonopelma chalcodes
2014-09-22 16:18:33

The Western Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes), known also as the Arizona Blond Tarantula or the Mexican Blond Tarantula, is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. It has a limited distribution within the deserts of Arizona and adjacent parts of Mexico but can be very common within this range. The common name “blond tarantula” is in reference to the carapace, which is densely covered in pale hairs and contrasts strongly with the all-dark colored legs and abdomen....

Texas Brown Tarantula, Aphonopelma hentzi
2014-09-22 16:02:39

The Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi), known also as the Oklahoma Brown Tarantula or the Missouri Tarantula, is one of the most common species of tarantula thriving in the southern-most United States today. Texas Browns can grow to be over four inches in legspan, and weigh more than three ounces as adults. The body is a dark brown color. The shades may vary between individual tarantulas and is more distinct after moult. Female individuals can lay up to 1,000 eggs. The eggs are...

Mexican Golden Red Rump Tarantula, Brachypelma albiceps
2014-09-21 10:05:15

Mexican Golden Red Rump Tarantula (Brachypelma albiceps) is a species of the genus Brachypelma. The carapace is a light golden color with legs and a black abdomen covered with longer red hairs. Females typically live for about fifteen years. The males normally live about five years or up to twelve months after the last molt. This spider is native to the central highlands of Mexico, especially in Guerrero and south of Morelos. In the wild, they construct underground burrows, typically under...

Honduran Curlyhair, Brachypelma albopilosum
2014-09-21 09:46:39

The Honduran Curlyhair (Brachypelma albopilosum) is a species of tarantula that have a native range including Central America, from Honduras to Costa Rica. They are terrestrial and opportunistic burrowing spiders. It is covered in long hairs that have a characteristic curl to them giving it a unique look. This tarantula is a plump-bodied spider covered with dark brown to black colored hair. It has a golden-bronze sheen because of the longer gold hairs that cover the whole body, which are...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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