They can live underwater, apparently.
Anna is a therapist—and a curly-haired tarantula, officially on the books of Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany as Tliltocatl albopilosus. Zoo visitors who are terrified of spiders can seek healing in Ursula Riedinger's one-day seminar.
A man from eastern France nearly had his arm amputated after a spider bit him while he was sleeping in June.
Teouna and Ken Thomas saw the large, creepy-crawly guest climbing up the window outside their house.
The arachnid belongs to a genus, or group of species, known as Loxosceles—which are commonly referred to as recluse spiders, violin spiders, brown spiders, fiddle-backs or reapers.
"My initial reaction was just to get the bloody thing out of me as fast as possible," the man said.
The influence of just one social spider can drastically improve their group's hunting skills.
It is currently unclear which species of spider created the webs.
Regal jumping spiders can jump six times their own body length.
Researchers suggest that the older females may be seducing the males with pheromone signals.
The creature fills the gap between ancient tailed arachnids and true spiders.
It's related to an extremely deadly spider, but it's in its own genus and, thankfully, its venom isn't toxic enough to kill a human.
They keep their prey at arm's length.
Peacock spiders use their tiny rainbows to attract mates.
The pollywog was even bigger than the arachnid.
Animals, plants, fungi, and even bacteria adhere to the 24-hour cycle, also known as a circadian rhythm, 24-hour internal clock, or sleep-wake cycle.
The city's Soreq creek has a large mosquito population, which provides perfect prey for the long-jawed spiders.
Once is enough for many of these ladies.
At first, they thought the 5-year-old girl had a normal bruise.