Category Archives: Spiders
06-18-2018Mummified Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk and Trapped in Amber
Back in the prehistoric day, a hapless tick, probably clinging to a hairy-legged, tree-climbing dinosaur met its untimely demise in the snare of a spider's web. Wrapped in silk, as a precaution or to save as a snack, the tick's attempt to escape...Read More
10-26-2017Do Spiders Get their Bad Reputation from Halloween?
Ever notice how spiders are everywhere in Halloween themes, from décor to candy and other All Hallows Eve festivities? Tons of wispy webs, strung up in doorways, sport eight-legged hairy, fanged fiends just waiting to ensnare victims in their...Read More
12-07-2016House Spiders - How To Play Nice With Your Unwanted Spider Roommates
Even the cleanest house plays host to a variety of insects including a number of different spiders. Which ones are safe for you to live with? How harmful are these spiders? Do they earn their keep with their extermination of other pesky...Read More
11-09-2016Why Are People So Afraid Of Insects And Spiders?
According to the diagnostic manual of mental disorders, people who suffer from pathological fears of spiders and insects have what is referred to as "entomophobia." Of course people can be afraid of creepy-crawlies without having a full-blown...Read More
10-19-2016Can Spiders Hear What We Are Saying?
For decades, entomologists around the world have all agreed that spiders cannot hear sounds. But how could arthropod researchers be so sure that spiders are unable to hear? Well . . . they just looked at the spiders with a magnifying glass and did...Read More
09-13-2016What Is The Difference Between Spiders And Opiliones?
We have all heard of spiders, but what are opiliones? First of all opiliones are better known as "harvestman." Second of all there does not exist much difference between the two types since they are both arthropods and they are both members of the...Read More
06-02-2016Researchers Effectively Blindfold Spiders in the Name of Science
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you blindfolded a spider? Well, a team of presumably very bored entomologists at the University of Nebraska have managed to do just that. However, and to the scientists' credit, the spider that...Read More
04-14-2016Did You Know? Spiders Feast on More than Just Insects
Did You Know? Spiders Feast on More than Just Insects Most people find them creepy and will take the necessary steps, such as hiring a professional pest management company, to keep these insects out of their homes. But others don't seem to mind...Read More