Top 20 random facts about spiders that will blow your mind

Written by Vishal Bandre

Computer Engineer, Founder Factober Blogging Network.

April 8, 2020

Spiders are everywhere except Antarctica.

Human is never 10 feet away from spiders. They are everywhere.

Approximately 38,000 known species of spiders.

Spiders in culture, history, and myth, Greek myth, a girl named Arachne has turned into a spider due to the curse by a Greek goddess.

Spiders are not insects. They fall into the family arachnids. Arachnids consist of other organisms like Scorpions, ticks, etc.

Arachnids family organisms have 8 legs and 2 other special parts named a cephalothorax and an abdomen.

The spiders are boneless. Mercy spider-man. They’ve exoskeleton. The exoskeleton is a type of a body shape that doesn’t allow them to expand and so we see their bodies as molten ones.

The venom of the female black widow is 15 times more intensive than a rattlesnake.

Most spiders have a lifespan of 1 year. Spiders of the tarantula family can live up to 20 years.

Spider webs have medical uses because it contains vitamin K. It helps in reducing the bleeding, which makes it useful in medical applications.

Some spiders eat their own webs for survival. What a natural recycle bin!

The Darvin bark spider creates the strongest webs, which can even spread over the lakes. Mind-boggling one.

Bite of a female spider, the black widow is dangerous.

Spiderlings

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Wolf spider carries spiderlings (babies) on back.

Mother spiders can lay around 3000 eggs at a time. Mind-boggling fact. Wolf spiders tame the baby spiders.

Have you ever heard about tarantella dance, it’s invented in response to saving oneself from the tarantula bite, in Italy.

Hummingbird & spiders

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Hummingbird uses the silk from spiders’ webs in constructing their nest. The webs are used to tether the nest to trew trunks.

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The webs extracted by gold orbs are durable which can last for many years.

Poisonous funnel web spider

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The Funnel Web Spider is quite aggressive and can attack and bite humans, it’s poisonous and known to kill a prey within 15 minutes.

Wolf spiders can run with a speed of 2 feet per second. Come on out next Bolt.

They don’t have teeth, they can chew their food. Their guts are too narrow to take solids, so they liquefy their food by flooding it with digestive enzymes and sucks up its innards.

They can’t fly but can travel view their woven web, it is called ballooning.

The “true spiders”, include orb-web spiders, the cursorial wolf spiders, and jumping spiders. The true spiders are Araneomorphae. The Araneomorphae are an infra-order of spiders.

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