A spider’s pursuit of older mates can have grisly results loading...
A spider’s pursuit of older mates can have grisly results
Young females are more fertile and easy to woo; older females often mate and then eat the male alive. No wonder they’re called widow spiders.
New Tarantula Species Found at Record-Breaking Heights loading...
New Tarantula Species Found at Record-Breaking Heights
If spiders freak you out, running for the hills won’t help, at least not in South America.
Climate Change Makes Spiders Bigger—And That’s a Good Thing loading...
Climate Change Makes Spiders Bigger—And That’s a Good Thing
High temperatures make arctic wolf spiders ditch their favorite food, indirectly helping the environment.
How Older Widow Spiders Seduce Younger Males—And Eat Them loading...
How Older Widow Spiders Seduce Younger Males—And Eat Them
Ageing females have evolved a trick to attract males more interested in younger mates, a new study found.
Underwater 'Spider' Breathes Through Its Legs loading...
Underwater 'Spider' Breathes Through Its Legs
This bizarre animal uses its guts, not its heart, to pump oxygen through its body.
Spider Catches Prey by Shooting Webs loading...
Spider Catches Prey by Shooting Webs
The rare ability helps some spiders outwit larger prey.
Watch a Spider Take Down a Scorpion Twice Its Size loading...
Watch a Spider Take Down a Scorpion Twice Its Size
The video was taken by a man in Australia who stumbled upon the battling critters in his bathroom.

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