Ten Unknown Facts about Spiders

September, you cannot avoid it, spiders! They amazingly make their webs around your house. Spiders are commonly associated with web which is made from silk. Spiders are generally feared by people, this is a phenomenon common to a large number of us.Here we present the list of some unknown facts about spiders :

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10. Large house spider

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As the name suggests, the ‘big house spider’ is mostly found in and around homes and also in forests or caves. The “big house spider “is related to the funnel spider. The”big house spider” has a small tag having three bright spots on each side of the “koborststuk”. The male spider is 15 millimetres long and  the females are on average 18 millimetres long. Not so great, but the spider retrieves the list by its long legs, it may be 7.5 centimetres long!

9. Hysterocrates gigas (tarantulas)

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Although we know that tarantulas are found mainly in the tropics, but the very thought of it is scary because of their size and hairy body. Despite these characteristics, most tarantulas are harmless. This is certainly true for the ‘hysterocrates gigas. According to the taxonomic classification this spider species is among the tarantulas.  The scientific name dates back to the year 1897.

8. Hysterocrates Hercules

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In 1899, the South African Botanical Mary Agard Pocock explained the ‘Hysterocrates Hercules’. ‘Hysterocrates gigas’ is also a member of this family of tarantulas. One difference is that the Hysterocrates Hercules’ is larger. Furthermore, the ‘hysterocrates Hercules’ predominantly brown.

7. Xenesthis immanis

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 In 1875, this name as well as the classification in the aforementioned categories was coined by the Italian-Austrian zoologist Anton Ausserer. The ‘Xenesthis immanis’ is of six to seven centimetres, perhaps even more remarkable is the collaboration between the spider and the frog kind ‘chiasmocleis Ventrimaculata’. For example, the spin captures prey for the frog. In turn, the eggs of the frog protect the ‘Xenesthis immanis’ against ants. This survival mechanism is known as mutual interaction.

6. Wolfspin

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Fortunately, the wolfspin belongs to a wealthy family more than the tarantula. Thus, the “wolf spider” is part of the family “Lycosidae. Their colour varies from light grey to dark brown. Often, the body of the “wolf spider” can be four centimetres long, it is covered with spots or stripes while most spiders have problems with their eyesight, the “wolf spider “can clearly see.

5. Grammostola pulchripes

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The ‘grammostola pulchripes “is a member of the taxonomic classification of the tarantulas. This specie belongs to the ‘Gramma Stole’ gender. “Gramma Stole ‘ lives mostly in South American countries. It was the French arachnologist Eugène Simon who first made mention of the existence of the ‘grammostola pulchripes’ in the year 1891. It was recorded that the “grammostola pulchripes” is relatively quiet small.

4. Brazilian salmon pink tarantula

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We now come to the more dangerous spiders. The “Brazilian salmon pink tarantula are quite aggressive. The “Brazilian salmon pink tarantula ‘is around 20 centimetres long and this spider is a terrifying apparition. Moreover,the “Brazilian salmon pink tarantula ‘easily shed its hairs. It has venomous fang which is called chelicerae and is 2.5 centimetres long.

3. Theraphosa apophysis

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The ‘theraphosa apophysis’ knows no mercy. Even at the slightest disturbance it exhibits a kind of aggression. Apparently it’s in the genes. ‘Theraphosa blondi’ is known as an aggressive spider specie. On average, the body of the ‘theraphosa apophysis’ is 10 centimetres long. Furthermore, the animal stands out because of the pink colour at the end of the legs. The body is predominantly brown to dark brown in colour. The ‘theraphosa apophysis’ lives on the ground of Venezuela.

2. Goliathvogelspin

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At number two in this list we have “goliath tarantula”. This specie is officially known as  ‘theraphosi blondi’.  Spider’s body is up to 12 centimetres. Copies of this magnitude have legs, which can reach a wingspan of 30 centimetres. They weigh 170 grams.  The ‘goliath tarantula’ is mostly brown to dark brown in colour. The carapace, abdomen and legs are covered with hair. If the spider feels threatened, it makes a hissing sound and shows its jaws. If the ‘goliath tarantula’ bites, he sprays into a relatively harmless poison. You can compare this to a wasp sting.

1. Heteropoda maxima

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Spiders have to do with the boss above boss. Globally, the “heteropoda maxima “is considered the largest spider. Thus, the leg spans width of this kind of an average of 30 centimetres. The front legs and the carapace is reddish brown in colourin contrast to the rear parts of the abdomen and the rear legs. Furthermore, the ‘heteropoda maxima “is also known to attack the dark drawings. This specie belongs to the family of ‘huntsman spider, better known as the “sparassidae”. These are found in Laos. They live mostly in caves there

 Spiders have a large family with different species and each exhibits different characteristics. Spiders are wonderful creatures therefore we shouldn’t be scared of them.

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