The number of known tarantula species in the American Southwest has just doubled, and includes an all-black spider from Folsom Prison named Johnny Cash.
We have spiders to thank (or not to thank) for knees, with the consolation that spiders have 48 knees while we only have two.
The two-inch spider is believed to be from the Hadronyche genus, which typically lives in trees.
The spiders smoothly soar through the air and make strategic, head-first landings on desired spots.
Male wolf spiders learn how to copy each others' dance routines to impress the female set.
If you think your life's bad, consider a spider that's turned into a zombie, brainwashed into building a home, and then killed when the job's done.
The wooing only works if the females can feel these vibrations.
Traits associated with butterflies, lobsters and spiders are all present in a newly found super ancient creature that gave rise to these and other modern species. Continue reading →
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