Tag: spiders

Jan 20, 2021

This Caterpillar in the Amazon Makes Itself Look Like a Tarantula to Avoid Predators

This Caterpillar in the Amazon Makes Itself Look Like a Tarantula to Avoid Predators

Monkey Slug Caterpillar (Phobetron Hipparchia, Limacodidae) from the Amazon Rainforest of Puyo, Ecuador

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Sep 6, 2018

Mate or Be Killed: Spider Must Put on Dance of a Lifetime

Mate or Be Killed: Spider Must Put on Dance of a Lifetime

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, this amazing clip has it all

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Jul 5, 2017

BBC Gives Deadly Spider Assassin the Action Movie Sequence it Deserves

BBC Gives Deadly Spider Assassin the Action Movie Sequence it Deserves

*Cues the Mission Impossible music*

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Jun 29, 2017

Spider Shoots Web 80 ft Across Water and Builds Giant Web to Catch Prey

Spider Shoots Web 80 ft Across Water and Builds Giant Web to Catch Prey

Darwin’s bark spider produces one of the largest known orb webs (up to 2.8 sq m/30 sq ft), with anchor lines spanning up to 25 m (82 ft)

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Dec 7, 2015

Picture of the Day: Frosted Spider Web

Picture of the Day: Frosted Spider Web

Sifter reader Deanna Hoyt sent us this lovely close-up of a frosted spider web that she spotted in Washington’s Normandy Park on Nov. 30, 2015

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Oct 6, 2014

Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

Reddit user reverseloop observed a spider’s web that appears to be anchored from the ceiling by a rock. While the fascinating discovery implies some kind of basic form of tool use, it’s unclear exactly how this occurred since he did not personally witness the web-building process. For example, it’s possible that the rock was…

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Sep 5, 2014

Dog Wears Spider Costume at Night, Scares the Crap Out of Everyone

Dog Wears Spider Costume at Night, Scares the Crap Out of Everyone

Watch what happens when pranksters outfit an adorable dog with a spider costume.

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Jun 12, 2014

Did You Know Spiders Tune Their Webs Like a Guitar?

Did You Know Spiders Tune Their Webs Like a Guitar?

Scientists have discovered that spiders can do something extraordinary with their webs: They can “tune” them like musical instruments. It’s an incredible revelation for a creature that can already weave complex structures. Not only can spiders tighten or loosen silk strands to alter the tension and the way each string resonates, but they can…

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Dec 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Frosted Spider Web

Picture of the Day: Frosted Spider Web

FROSTED SPIDER WEB Photograph by shivs1147 on reddit Seen here is a spider web in -23 C temperature (-10 F). The photo was taken and submitted to reddit by shivs1147 last week. According to the wikipedia entry on spider webs there are several classifications of webs and different types of silk are…

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Sep 16, 2013

The 40 Most Detailed Close-Ups of Arthropods You Will See Today

The 40 Most Detailed Close-Ups of Arthropods You Will See Today

An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Arthropods include all insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. Their body plan consists of repeated segments, each with a pair of appendages. Their versatility has enabled them to become one of the most species-rich members on the planet. [Source]…

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