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Spiders Could Theoretically Eat Every Human on Earth in One Year
Offbeat  (tags: animals, off-beat, interesting, spiders, eating things )

Louise
- 297 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A recent study has found that the world's spiders consume somewhere between 400 million and 800 million tons of prey in any given year. Which is more than the biomass of the entire human race.
Lady Spiders Demand Gifts From Their Gentleman Callers âEUR" or Else They Eat Them
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Lone
- 609 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Look, if any of these male nursery web spiders out there want to get busy and perpetuate their lineage, they better not show up empty-handed. Because they could get eaten. Alive.
Skeletorus! Amazing New Species of Peacock Spider Discovered
Offbeat  (tags: peacock spider, spiders, New Species, interesting, unusual, bizarre, off-beat )

Taliesyn
- 1008 days ago - arkinspace.com
When an unknown species of peacock spiderwas found in Wondul Range National Park in Queensland, Australia its discoverers were not able to resist a nod to He-ManâEUR(TM)s primary adversary in the Masters of the Universe franchise, Skeletor!
Britain's Household Spiders: Your Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, off-beat, environment, interesting, spiders )

Zora
- 1206 days ago - theguardian.com
Autumn is a time for spiders and we asked you to share photos of the spiders you have seen crawling around where you live. Here are some of the best of them
Mazda Recalls Nearly 66,000 Cars Because Of... Yellow Sac Spiders?
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Carrie
- 2515 days ago - blogs.wsj.com
Mazda is recalling certain Mazda6 sedans from the 2009 and 2010 model years to clean the cobwebs out of their fuel systems
Plants and Spiders 'Compete for the Same Food Supply'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, plants, spiders, food )

Cher
- 2811 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A study has shown how two species from different taxonomic kingdoms - animal and plant - compete for the same food.
New Spider Found in Giant Sand Dune in Israel
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, new species, endangered habitat, sand dune, Sands of Samar, Cerbalus genus, destruction )

Robyn
- 2871 days ago - blogs.nationalgeographic.com
A new species of spider has been discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Israel, scientists from from the department of biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim said this week.
New Spider Species Discovered - Largest in the Middle East
Offbeat  (tags: animals, spiders, discovery, environment, protection )

Cher
- 2931 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
A new and previously unknown species of spider has been discovered in Israel, amongst the sand dunes of the Sands of Samar, by a team of scientists from the Department of Biology in the University of Haifa-Oranim. However its habitat is endangered.
Female Spiders Eat Their Mates, But Not for Food
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, mating, environment, protection )

Cher
- 2955 days ago - ecoworldly.com
It's been a long-standing joke that female spiders eat their partners after mating because of ttes, hat tongue-in-cheek expression that females devour males. But while species like the black widow and the wolf spider do in fact resort to cannibalism
London Pet Shop Owner 'Tried to Smuggle 1000 Spiders'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, spiders, smuggling, environment )

Cher
- 2991 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Brazilian police hold man after spiders found in his suitcases at airport
New 'Giant' Golden Orb Spider Discovered in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, discovered, South Africa, environment, wildlife )

Cher
- 3014 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
We already know of, and have identified, some 41,000 spider species worldwide, and about 400-500 new species are described every year. However for some well-known groups, such as the giant golden orb weavers, Nephila, the last new species dates from the
World's First Vegetarian Spider Discovered in Central America
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, vegetarian, Central America, discovery )

Cher
- 3022 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
There are approximately 40,000 species of spiders in the world, all of which are thought to be predators that feed on insects or other animals. Now, scientists have found that a small Central American jumping spider has a uniquely different diet: the
Spiders V Conkers -- Are Arachnids Really Scared of Horse Chestnuts?
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, conkers, fear, frightened, studies )

Simone
- 3031 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
With an autumn invasion of spiders imminent, one of Britain's most prestigious academic institutions has decided to get to the bottom of an age old mystery: are they really scared of conkers?
Army of Spiders on the March in UK Homes Thanks to Warmer Weather
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, english homes, warmer weather, populations )

Simone
- 3039 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
If you're not a fan of our eight-legged friends, look away now - it's the news that will have arachnaphobics quaking with fear. We may not have seen the promised 'barbecue summer', but the past year's weather could make this a bumper season for some
Spider in the Bath? Catch It, Don't Kill It
Offbeat  (tags: animals, spiders, insects, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 3039 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Insect expert Dale Harrison gives her advice about the best way to catch a spider, as warm weather increases the number of insects in Britain.
 

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