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African Spider Craves Human Blood, Scientists Find

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Researchers have found a jumping spider in East Africa that hunts mosquitoes filled with human blood, the first known spider with a taste for mammal blood.
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8-Legged Beasts: Incredible Spider Photos from Live Science Readers - Live Science

8-Legged Beasts: Incredible Spider Photos from Live Science Readers - Live Science | Spiders | Scoop.it
Spiders — whether you abhor them or adore them, you certainly can't ignore them. We asked our readers to send us their coolest arachnid photos, and they happily obliged.
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'Spider spree' hikes tonight, Friday at Nature Center - Springfield News-Leader

'Spider spree' hikes tonight, Friday at Nature Center - Springfield News-Leader | Spiders | Scoop.it
Guided hikes will teach about value of spiders
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Ballooning (spider) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ballooning (spider)

Ballooning, sometimes called kiting, is a behaviour in which spiders and some other invertebrates use air-borne dispersal to move between locations. A spider (usually limited to individuals of a small species), or spiderling after hatching, will climb as high as it can, stand on raised legs with its abdomen pointed upwards ("tiptoeing"), and then release several silk threads from its spinnerets into the air.

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Untangling the Mystery of Spider Silk - New York Times

Untangling the Mystery of Spider Silk - New York Times | Spiders | Scoop.it
New York Times Untangling the Mystery of Spider Silk New York Times It was already known that spiders store silk proteins, called spidroins, in their glands.
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Large Spider Re-discovered in Ohio - WTAM.com

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Large Spider Re-discovered in Ohio WTAM.com The spiders are common in the southern United States. A 1924 book written about spiders in Ohio described them as the most common burrowing spider in Ohio, but that's obviously no longer the case.
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How spiders fix their webs - Phys.Org

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How spiders fix their webs Phys.Org Spider silk is light and delicate, while incredibly resilient and tear-resistant. Understanding the structure and way of construction of these threads is a challenge taken up by a research team of Kiel University.
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Cannibalism in Spiders: New Data Unraveled - Guardian Liberty Voice

Cannibalism in Spiders: New Data Unraveled - Guardian Liberty Voice | Spiders | Scoop.it
Guardian Liberty Voice Cannibalism in Spiders: New Data Unraveled Guardian Liberty Voice New data has been unraveled in studies concerned with determining why female spiders so often practice cannibalism on their male counterparts.
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Natural History Museum puts new spin on web of old spider myths - Newsday

Natural History Museum puts new spin on web of old spider myths - Newsday | Spiders | Scoop.it
Solar News PH Natural History Museum puts new spin on web of old spider myths Newsday Don't be afraid, the exotic-looking spiders about to start crawling and climbing through parts of Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History aren't poisonous...
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Photos: Creepy Crawly Spiders Now At The AMNH - Gothamist

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Photos: Creepy Crawly Spiders Now At The AMNH Gothamist When encountering black widow spiders in NYC, it's probably best to do so at the iconic American Museum of Natural History, with some impenetrable glass separating you.
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Ladybird spiders (Eresus sandaliatus) | The Kid Should See This

Ladybird spiders (Eresus sandaliatus) | The Kid Should See This | Spiders | Scoop.it
Ladybird spiders! A 10-16mm black female — who first appears around the one minute mark — and 6-9mm, brightly-colored male, emerge from silk-lined burrows in the grassy hills of Tišnov, Czech Republic.
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Giant Spiders to Freak You Out: Photos : DNews

Giant Spiders to Freak You Out: Photos : DNews | Spiders | Scoop.it
These spiders have super leg-spans and cunning attitudes to match their size.
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Black widow spiders swarm northern Utah - Standard-Examiner

Black widow spiders swarm northern Utah - Standard-Examiner | Spiders | Scoop.it
This Halloween season, it might be a good idea to make sure those plastic spiders are really plastic. Northern Utahns are reporting an invasion of black widow spiders this...
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New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon

New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon | Spiders | Scoop.it
Bumba lennoni is named for the British rocker but lives in Brazil.
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Worker unearths giant Wairarapa spider - New Zealand Herald

Worker unearths giant Wairarapa spider - New Zealand Herald | Spiders | Scoop.it
Worker unearths giant Wairarapa spider New Zealand Herald CREEPY: Matt Charlton discovered this large native spider from the stanwellia species, crawling across pine cones as he cleared a road through bush at Pongaroa.
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Big as your palm, Carolina wolf spider found in Ohio - Columbus Dispatch

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Columbus Dispatch Big as your palm, Carolina wolf spider found in Ohio Columbus Dispatch Jim McCormac, one of the naturalists who found the spider's burrow, said the group knew immediately what it had discovered: A Carolina wolf spider — Hogna...
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Houston area home to unusual beneficial spider - Your Houston News

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Houston area home to unusual beneficial spider Your Houston News To children living near Honey Island Swamp in southeastern Louisiana in the early 1960s, they were called Gregory Goblins.
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What Can Spiders Teach Us About Community? - Care2.com

What Can Spiders Teach Us About Community? - Care2.com | Spiders | Scoop.it
What Can Spiders Teach Us About Community? Care2.com Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh wanted to know more about spiders. See, many spiders are soloists, which means it's every arachnid for herself from birth until death.
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They're alive! "Goliath" tarantulas among spiders at new exhibit - CBS News

They're alive! "Goliath" tarantulas among spiders at new exhibit - CBS News | Spiders | Scoop.it
CBS News They're alive! "Goliath" tarantulas among spiders at new exhibit CBS News A fishing spider waiting by a small puddle for prey, a golden-web-spinning spider and some of the world's largest tarantulas -- including the massive Goliath...
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A new spider species from Mexico uses soil particles for camouflage

A new spider species from Mexico uses soil particles for camouflage | Spiders | Scoop.it
Scientists discover and describe a new species of spider from Mexico. The new species belongs to the enigmatic family Paratropididae that is distinguished by representatives who possess unique camouflaging abilities.
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Identifying and Treating Spider Bites | Ready Nutrition

Identifying and Treating Spider Bites | Ready Nutrition | Spiders | Scoop.it
Most spiders do not pose a threat to humans, but knowing how to identify and treat bites is important just in case.
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Beautifully Creepy Photos Show Spider Faces Up Close - The Weather Channel

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Beautifully Creepy Photos Show Spider Faces Up Close The Weather Channel Whether you love or hate spiders, Jorge Farfan's extreme closeups of their faces will likely reinforce your feelings.
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