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Jul. 12, 2011
Since the black widow spider is one of the more (in)famous species of venomous spiders, it's important to know how to identify it so you can steer clear. This article shows you how to identify black widow spiders.
Jun. 1, 2011
What is it about spiders that creeps people out so much? Spiders are probably the most feared bug, even though very few are actually dangerous. Perhaps learning more about spiders will help you get over your fears. Take this quiz and find out more about these helpful little creatures.
May. 17, 2011
Is it all those legs, or the way they seem to dangle in mid-air, that makes spiders so frightening? People run screaming from them, even though most spiders are not dangerous at all to humans. Take this quiz to learn more about these silk-spinning, insect-eating creatures.
Apr. 16, 2009
Arachnids include spiders, mites, ticks, harvestmen, chiggers and scorpions. Learn more by viewing these arachnid pictures.
Oct. 28, 2008
Spider silk is five times stronger than steel and twice as strong as bullet-proof Kevlar. What exactly is spider silk, what is it made of and why is it so strong? Find out the answers to these questions and learn other facts about spider silk.
Oct. 17, 2008
Scorpions have been around for 450 million years. But the species hasn't been sustained by a healthy, vibrant diet: This opportunistic eater would rather wait for food to come to it than go out hunting for it. So how many meals does that amount to?
Oct. 14, 2008
If looks could kill, bristly tarantulas would be the spiders to watch out for. But violins and hourglasses are far more cause for concern.
May. 30, 2008
Studies have shown that you're never more than ten feet away from a spider, and one estimate puts you as close as three feet. Check out some more spider facts.
Apr. 22, 2008
Arachnid, a general name for any animal that belongs to the class Arachnida. Arachnids include spiders, scorpions, harvestmen (or daddy longlegs), mites, and ticks.
Apr. 22, 2008
Chigger, the larva of a harvest mite. Chiggers are sometimes called redbugs, because they are red in color, or jiggers.