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.
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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.
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Spider Catches Prey by Shooting Webs
The rare ability helps some spiders outwit larger prey.
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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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Watch: Giant Wasp vs. Giant Spider Battle Ends With a Twist
Video taken in Sydney, Australia, shows a large spider wasp carrying a Huntsman spider to its death—until a surprise visitor drops in.
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Watch a Giant Spider Devour a Cricket on a Man's Hand
Up close video footage taken in Australia shows how this enormous spider immobilises and consumes its prey.
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Watch a Tarantula Crawl Out of Its Own Skeleton
A time-lapse video shows what happens when a young Mexican Red Knee tarantula is ready to shed its old exoskeleton.
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Arachnophobic or Just Plain Scared
So you think you’re afraid of spiders?
6 Fierce Animal Mums That Go to Extremes For Their Young loading...
6 Fierce Animal Mums That Go to Extremes For Their Young
For Mother's Day, we take a look at some of nature's dedicated mamas—which even includes octopuses and spiders.
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