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Quiz about Im Gonna Make Your Skin Crawl
Quiz about Im Gonna Make Your Skin Crawl

I'm Gonna Make Your Skin Crawl Quiz


Here is a quiz full of things that might make your skin crawl. There are spiders all over the world, that live in almost every ecosystem on the planet. Including yours!

A photo quiz by dcpddc478. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
dcpddc478
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
377,358
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
932
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Jane57 (9/10), Guest 174 (9/10), Guest 90 (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Opilones are an order of arachnids. Related to spiders, their common name is harvestman. They are also known by which of the following names? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which one of these statements about crab spiders, members of the Thomisidae family, is not true? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. If I told you that the Poecilotheria regalis was an arboreal spider, where would you expect to find one? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The Arachnura higginsi looks like a mixture of which two animals? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What are the two black appendages seen protruding from the head of this male striped lynx spider? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is the easiest way to identify a black widow spider? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Goliath bird-eating spider is the largest spider in the world.


Question 8 of 10
8. Tarantulas can regenerate lost legs.


Question 9 of 10
9. In which country are you most likely to find a brown recluse spider in your shoe? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The enamelled spider uses which of the following options to locate their food? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Opilones are an order of arachnids. Related to spiders, their common name is harvestman. They are also known by which of the following names?

Answer: Daddy longlegs

Harvestmen have a slightly different bodily structure to spiders; their body appears as an oval rather than having a head, thorax and abdomen, and they have no facility to create silk as spiders do. In English speaking countries around the world, they are often called daddy longlegs.

It should be noted that this nickname is used for animals other than spiders, such as the crane fly. You don't need to be afraid of harvestmen as they have no venom. There is a myth that they are extremely venomous, but their mouths are so small that they can't bite a human.

This is just one of the many myths that surround spiders in general. There are many arachnids with the same nickname, usually because the have unusually long legs.
2. Which one of these statements about crab spiders, members of the Thomisidae family, is not true?

Answer: They can walk on water.

The crab spider is often very hard to spot. Part of this is due to their ability to camouflage themselves by changing their color, and their ability to hide in surrounding plant life. These ambush hunters sit quietly until small insects wander by. They do make silk, but do not, as a general rule, spin webs. For unknown reasons, their second pair of legs is longer than the other pairs.

Their name is derived from a perceived resemblance to crabs.
3. If I told you that the Poecilotheria regalis was an arboreal spider, where would you expect to find one?

Answer: In a tree

The Poecilotheria regalis is also known as the 'Indian ornamental tree spider. They are commonly seen in small groups even though there is not a lot of observable interaction between members. They are found in the trees of southern India where they make their homes in tall forest trees.

They feast on flying insects who come too close. This spider is venomous, and while not believed to be deadly, their bite venomous bite can cause great pain. So be very careful the next time you go climbing trees in southern India.
4. The Arachnura higginsi looks like a mixture of which two animals?

Answer: Spider and scorpion

The Arachnura higginsi is one of nature's most unusual animals. It looks like a spider mated with a scorpion. They have long scorpion-like tails with spikes at the end, somewhat like a mace. Because of its shape, it often hangs in the wind, looking like a dead leaf.

This small orb-weaving spider from Australia is harmless, unless you happen to be a small flying insect who is not paying attention.
5. What are the two black appendages seen protruding from the head of this male striped lynx spider?

Answer: Pedipalps

As can be seen in this photo, the black pedipalps are two extra appendages that protrude from the head of a spider. Sometimes they are used like arms to hold down prey. They also serve as the external reproductive organs of male spiders. Many people will accidentally think that they are an extra pair of legs.
6. What is the easiest way to identify a black widow spider?

Answer: The red hourglass shaped spot on their abdomen.

The female black widow spider is poisonous and has a venom that is much more potent than that of the rattlesnake. Despite their toxicity, the quantity of venom released during the average bite is usually not fatal. But every year there are deaths due to a black widow spider bite. Even if the victim does not die, the bite is said to be extremely painful. Male black widow spiders do not produce this venom. Anyone who is bitten by a black widow spider should get immediate medical attention as the bite can cause muscle rigidity, seizures, sweating, and severe vomiting.

There are many types of black widows but all display the red hourglass figure on their abdomen.
7. The Goliath bird-eating spider is the largest spider in the world.

Answer: True

Despite their reputations, the Goliath bird-eating spider is pretty harmless to humans. The biggest danger they pose to humans is their tendency to flick the urticating hairs that cover their bodies. These hairs are very irritating to humans and can cause damage if they get into the eyes, nose, or mouth.

They are known to grow to over ten inches across. They are known to steal young birds from their nests, eat sleeping bats, and catch various other prey such as snakes, frogs, and lizard.
8. Tarantulas can regenerate lost legs.

Answer: True

Tarantulas molt throughout their lives, generating a new exoskeleton and repairing any damage each time. If a tarantula loses a leg, a new one will appear the next time it molts. The new leg, may or may not be as long as the original. However, each subsequent time it molts, the new leg will grow longer and bigger until it is the exact same size as the other seven.

They are also known to eat their detached leg as a way to recycle protein.
9. In which country are you most likely to find a brown recluse spider in your shoe?

Answer: U.S.A.

The brown recluse is found in the central to south-central areas of the U.S.A. The occasional spider makes it down to Florida, but they usually prefer more moderate temperatures. They are usually found under rocks or in dark, shaded corners. Their name is derived from their habit of entering human residences and hiding in furniture, beds, pillows, and SHOES! They have a venomous bite that can cause fever, nausea, and vomiting. Children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems can become seriously ill and sometimes die. If you live in this area...check your shoes every time you put them on.
10. The enamelled spider uses which of the following options to locate their food?

Answer: Chemically sensitive hairs.

The enamelled spider is covered with lots of water-repellent hair which trap a thin layer of air around their body to keep it from getting wet. It enables this beautiful spider to survive underwater for hours. These same hairs are chemically sensitive which allows the spider to locate prey and tell whether it is edible.

The hair on the legs allows them to pick up smells and to feel vibrations in the air. Under this hair, the body is covered with an oily substance which keeps them from sticking to their own web.

These harmless spiders make their homes in southern areas of Australia and most display a variety of colors, usually a mix of green and yellow. Also, as for their name, that is the correct spelling per numerous sites on line.
Source: Author dcpddc478

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