Scientists have created an altered version of daddy longlegs with shortened and morphologically altered legs by suppressing the genes behind the development of their long legs.
Venomous spiders prey upon snakes many times their size, a new study finds — and often emerge victorious against snakes as venomous as they are.
From the Goliath birdeater tarantula to black widows, spiders are not shy around deadly snakes, often taking down the juveniles and feasting on their meaty bodies for days.
Around 120 million years ago, tarantulas first appeared on the Gondwana supercontinent in what is now the Americas, and then dispersed into Africa, Australia and India.
An arachnologist described a new species of peacock spider after a citizen scientist discovered it in the wetlands of southern Australia.
Sightings of these spiders in the university's library basement prompted staff to close the library for two days.
Ingenious web construction allows tangle web spiders to lift animals too heavy for the spiders' tiny muscles to support.
Extreme heat in Australia can send spiders scurrying for indoor shelter, and one family found themselves with a few hundred new roommates.
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