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facts about Spider



  • Spiders are arachnids not insects


  • Other members of the spiders family including scorpions, mites ticks and harvest men


  • "Spider" have 8 legs while insects have 6


  • Spiders don't have antennae while insects do


  • Spiders are found every where except Antarctica


  • There are almost 40000 different species of spiders


  • Most spiders make silk which they use to create spider webs and capture prey


  • Abandoned spider webs are called cobwebs


  • Most spiders are harmless to humans but a few spider species such as the black widow can bite humans and inject venom. Deaths from spider bites are rare however


  • Tarantulas are large and often hairy spiders the biggest species have been known to kill mice lizards and birds


  • An abnormal fear of spiders is called arachnophobia


  • Tarantulas are large and often hairy spiders the biggest species have been known to kill mice lizards and birds


  • Most tarantula species pose no threat to humans


  • The largest species of tarantula is the goliath Birdeater


  • Giant huntsman spiders have leg span of around 30 cm 
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