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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.