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 →

“Banana” Spider

It's that time of year! The crispy edges of summer, back to school, football, AND adult Argiope aurantia season. You may know her as the banana spider, garden spider, black and yellow spider, Steelers spider, or some other nickname, but we're all talking about the same lady. Yes, the spider you notice is the female of the species. Males... Continue Reading →

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