Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Chelicerae. A spider's fangs are located on the jaws of the spider. A spider's jaws are underneath its eyes. Another name for the jaws of a spider is the chelicerae.
Black widow. The black widow spider is the most venomous spider in the United States. The venom it injects into the prey is fifteen times more powerful than the venom in a rattlesnake. An animal is far more likely to die from the venomous bite of a black widow than a human, although human deaths caused by the black widow spider range below one hundred.
Wolf spider. A wolf spider has excellent eyesight. Instead of spinning a web, the wolf spider burrows into a hole and waits for prey to pass. If the prey is really fast, the wolf spider will chase after its prey until it catches up and kills it. The wolf spider has an egg sac attached to its spinnerets so it can carry the babies around while it walks. After the babies are born, they will attach themselves to the mother's stomach and go around with her until they reach adulthood.
Pedipalps. The pedipalps on a spider are located under the eyes. They look like two short versions of spider's legs, but really they help the spider taste the food that it is eating. If you want to know how to tell if a spider is male or female, the pedipalps can tell you. Male spiders have two large palpal organs at the end of the pedipalps for impregnating female spiders.
No. A banana spider eats the cockroaches that live on bananas. To eat his food, a spider stuns the prey with his fangs, shoots it with juice that turns the prey into pulp, and sucks the insides out.
Greek mythology. Arachne was a weaver that gloated of how much better a weaver she was than Athena, the goddess of crafts. Arachne beat Athena at a weaving contest and Athena turned Arachne into a spider as punishment.
The spider can lay eggs. Oviparous animals are animals that can lay eggs. Most spiders and insects are oviparous.
No. A water spider has a home underwater and uses air bubbles from the surface to survive. When the air bubble runs out, the spider grabs another bubble from the surface and returns to the water to continue living.