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30 Awesome and Amazing Spider Facts | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly Spiders have more than 40000 different species.
  2. Amongst all the species only 27 species have so far caused human fatalities.
  3. Spiders have 8 legs while insects have 6. Amazingly when a Spider is moving there are always 4 legs on the surface and 4 off of it.
  4. Spiders don’t have antennae while insects do.
  5. Amazingly all spiders are venomous with the exception of one family.
  6. All spiders are predators. Spiders hunt and capture prey.
  7. Amazing fact is Spiders can’t digest solid foods.Before a spider can eat its prey, it must turn the meal into a liquid form . The spider exudes digestive enzymes onto the victim’s body. Once the enzymes break down the tissues of the prey, it sucks up the liquefied remains, along with the digestive enzymes.
  8. Females are typically larger than their male counterparts. A hungry female may consume any invertebrate that comes along, including her suitors. Male spiders often use courtship rituals to identify themselves as mates and not meals.
  9. Amazingly Spiders as a group, eat more insects than birds.
  10. Some male spiders pluck their cobwebs like a guitar, to attract female spiders.
  11. Amazing fact is that the black widow spider can devour as many as twenty ‘mates in a single day.
  12. Certain female species of spiders such as the Australian crab spider amazingly sacrifice their bodies as a food source for their offspring.
  13. Amazing thing is that a strand of spider web is stronger than an equal diameter of steel.
  14. Scientists haven’t been able to recreate the design of a strand of spider web even with all the technology we have today.
  15. Amazing fact is that a spider silk strand long enough to circle the Earth would weigh less than 500 grams (18 oz).
  16. Spiders recycle their webbing, so a spider that gets stuck in its own web may eat it’s way out.
  17. It can take a spider up to 3 hours to make an average sized web.
  18. An extremely rare spider in Eastern Africa, called the Snow Spider’s body is completely white, but it amazingly spins a completely black web.
  19. The blood of a Spider is light blue in color.
  20. Amazing fact is that Spider legs use hydraulic pressure for motion. They control the amount of blood pumped into them to extend and retract their legs. When they die their legs curl because the liquid dries up!
  21. Amazing thing is that the Orange Magma Spider can resist heat up to 5,300 degrees F.
  22. Amazing fact is that spiders can sustain hundreds of atmospheres of pressure, and can work flawlessly in a vacuum.
  23. Scientists have discovered spiders working at both the bottom of the sea and in the ultra-thin atmosphere thirty miles above the Earth.
  24. Fact is that spiders cannot physically die of natural causes. If kept safe, a spider can continue to live and grow larger for a theoretically unlimited amount of time.
  25. Amazingly a spider egg contains as much DNA as four humans combined.
  26. Tarantulas are large and often hairy spiders, the biggest species have been known to kill mice, lizards and birds.
  27. Amazingly Tarantulas can’t spin webs.
  28. Tarantulas can live up to 30 years.
  29. Amazing fact is that if you drop a tarantula even for a short distance , it will shatter and mostly die since it is very delicate.
  30. A tarantula can survive for more than two years without food.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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