The Brazilian Wandering Spider
(Phoneutria nigriventer) has such a strong venom
that only 0.006mg will kill a mouse.
are the Most Deadly Spiders?
Of the 35,000 species of spiders, only 27 species
are known to have caused human fatalities. In
the USA their is the Brown Recluse (Loxosceles
reclusa) and the Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus).
The venom of a Black Widow spider is 15 times
as toxic as the venom of a prairie rattlesnake.
The bite from a black widow spider is not automatically
fatal. In fact, less than 1% of all people bitten
by this spider run the risk of dying, and most
of them are saved with the use of antivenin
Must Spiders Catch Prey with Webs?
spiders (Salticidae) are proficient day hunters
and they don't have to rely on their web to catch
prey for them. Two of this spider's eight eyes
are large and forward facing giving it good binocular
vision. Using strong hind legs, these spiders
hunt by stalking and leaping on victims all the
meanwhile trailing a safety line of silk behind
Strong is Spider Silk?
Spider silk is so strong that it is about five
times stronger than steel and twice as strong
as Kevlar, pound for pound. Spider silk also has
the ability to stretch about 30 percent longer
than its original length without breaking, making
its threads very resilient.
is the Biggest Spider Web?
Tropical orb-weaver spiders of the genus Nephila
are known to spin huge webs that stretch more
than 18 feet across capable of snaring insects,
small birds, and bats. A variety of our framed
insects cover everything from framed spiders to
framed bats that you can display in your home
What are the Longest Lived Spiders?
The spiders with the longest lives are the Tarantulas,
with some Mexican (female) species living for
up to 28 years. Now you can have a Tarantula in
your own home, framed Tarantula spiders make great
Most Dangerous Spider?
The Sydney Funnel Web Spider (Atrax robustus)
which occurs in New South Wales, from Newcastle
to Nowra and West to Lithgow is incredibly dangerous
since it is capable of causing death in as little
as 15 minutes with its spider venom.
Arachnophobia is defined as an inordinate fear
of spiders. This phobia can often be triggered
by the thought or sometimes even by a picture
of a spider. Entomophobia is the phobia or fear
of insects in general.