5 Amazing Facts About Spiders


5 Amazing Facts About Spiders

Although you don’t like it, spiders are everywhere. Be it summers, rain or winter – they will never live you alone. They are an integral part of the ecosystem, but do you like to see them in your house? Even if you clean your house every alternative day, you will see the cobweb. Even if you are used to seeing them from your childhood, but do you know all the facts about it? I am sure you don’t. So here are 5 facts about them which will amaze you.

5 Amazing Facts About Spiders
5 Amazing Facts About Spiders

Spiders Cannot See Very Far

They have eight eyes, and the recluse brown species has 6 eyes. They have a primary and secondary set of eyes. While the primary set makes the image of the object, the secondary set sense shadow, and light. In spite of so many eyes, they cannot see very far. When the prey gets stuck to their web, they can see it and eat it.

Bites Of All Species Are Not Harmful

Their venom has no such side-effect on human health. So, you don’t have to worry if any spider bites you. But, a few arachnid varieties are there, whose venom is powerful and can cause a little complication to your health.

All Species Are Not Carnivorous

Though you have seen them eating mostly different insects, there is a species called Bagheera kiplingi which lives in the trees. It is found in Central America. They mainly eat the protein-rich buds of the trees. However, when winter comes and trees become bare, they become carnivorous.

Females Have More Appetite And Lay About 3000 Eggs

Yes, it is true that the female species eat more than their male counterparts. They even eat their male partners prior to, during, and also after copulation. At one time, they can lay about 3000 eggs within the silk sacs. Sometimes, they use one silk sac for this, sometimes more than one. Some female species are very careful towards their babies, while others are not that cautious. A few females die as soon as they lay eggs while the others take the spiderlings on their backs. They even divide the prey with the spiderlings.

5 Amazing Facts About Spiders
5 Amazing Facts About Spiders

Their Blood Is Blue, Not Red

Spiders have blue blood, unlike us. According to scientific study, the oxygen within their body is tied to a molecule containing copper. It makes their blood blue. On the other hand, in our body, the oxygen molecule is tied to another molecule having iron. This iron makes our blood red.

Besides these five facts, you should know that there are almost 40,000 species and all of them are capable of producing silk. Not only that, each of them can make 7 types of silk for various uses like capturing another insect or spinning the webs. Even though these silks look very thin and weak, but in reality, they are quite strong.

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