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Water spider

Water spider

It may sound surprising but there are some species of spiders that live in water. Of course they don’t have gills but have an evolved way for breathing. Water spider spins a web on the surface of the water and gathers air bubbles to pack up from below. This allows the spider to pop up beneath the web and breathe when required....

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Things to know

Things to know

A few species of spiders make exotic pets. Though they cannot be taken for a walk or used for a stick, they still are quite interesting to watch and care for. Breeding and moulting stages of the pet spiders is an exciting activity. Tarantulas, wolf spiders are general pets with the former being more attractive and most coveted for....

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The right terrarium

The right terrarium

Spiders are considered to be great arachnid pets. Though they try to get a bit squeaky when they are captivated, they tend to get placid with time. Another added feature about the pets is that they are highly docile. There are different species of spiders which can be categorised as good pets. The terrariums specifications for all...

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Tarantulas

Tarantulas

Tarantulas are hairy spineless joint legged creatures. They are relatively large arachnids and are close to 900 species. The body of these organisms can be classified as prosoma and opisthosoma. Prosoma or the head and opisthosoma or the abdomen is coupled by a pre genital organ around the waist. This pre genital organ forms a part...

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Spider bites

Spider bites

An injury ensuing bites of spiders is spider bite. Spiders bite as a mode of defense; they paralyze or kill their prey with their bites before devouring them. They generally do not attack creatures bigger than them but some of them are so aggressive that they need little provocation to attack. Most of them try running away from...

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Food for spiders

Food for spiders

Being the most prominent member of the Phylum Arthropod and belonging to the class Arachnids, Spiders are grown as pets in many parts of the world. They are completely carnivorous and their prey largely consists of others from their phylum. The general source of food includes ants, caterpillars, grasshoppers, beetles, cockroaches,...

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Silk production by spiders

All spiders are known to produce silk, but not all species can spin webs. The threads of silk come from spinnerets present along the sides of the abdomen. When released the thread seems to be a single layer but actually it comprises of a number of layers which are adhered by sticky material. The silk can be sticky, dry or stretchy. It is used for climbing, create webs, build burrows, egg sacs, protection and catch prey. A few fish with the silk. A few species discharge silk which is kilometres in length.