The Egg Sac Gallery

Spiders lay eggs. Depending on species, they can lay thousands of eggs or just one single egg as is the case with the tiny spiders in the genus Monoblemma (found in tropical Africa and tropical Americas). The featured image above shows the egg sac of Argiope aurantia (AKA banana spider, garden spider, Steelers spider) on the left... Continue Reading →

Spider Horror Stories (from the spider’s perspective)

Second to snakes, spiders are the most feared animals when it comes to phobias. They seem to have superpowers like hyper speed, materializing out of nowhere (or vanishing), invisible webs, and they're venomous (these are the top four things I've gathered from people who really don't like spiders). With all of that scariness in mind, it's hard... Continue Reading →

Smorgasbord of Orbs

Of the four common types of spider webs, the orb web is the classic spiderweb. It's engineering beauty and perfection is unrivaled in the animal kingdom. Orb webs are composed of four basic parts: the frame, the radial threads (spokes), the hub, and the sticky spiral. Only the spiral is sticky. Spiders have the ability... Continue Reading →

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