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 →
Arachnids optimize the size, strength and stickiness of their webs for catching whatever prey is around.
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