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My attitude to spiders


I am sure each of you saw them sitting on a web. Almost every one of you has heard about the huge tropical tarantulas. And what about the poisonous karakurt and tarantula? I’ll try to tell you about much more interesting and amazing spiders that inhabit our planet.

Our acquaintance, I think it is better to start with digging spiders.

Not all food spiders weave webs; there is a large group of spiders that digs minks. Minks are dug in the soil and serve as a permanent shelter or shelter. You probably say: “Well, what is so special about this? Just think - minks, many animals dig them the same ”

But no. During evolution, some spiders have learned to dig minks whose technological complexity can only be envied. Their moves sometimes go into the depth of 1.5 - 2 meters. The structure is also diverse: they can go steeply down or at different angles, have branches in which the spider hides from enemies, in some spiders the mink can be divided into several moves, including dead ends.

What kind of enemies can burrow spiders have? These are various wasps hunting for spiders, which are used as food for larvae.

Penetrating a spider’s burrow, the wasp stings paralyze it and drag it to its burrow. Some spiders have come up with specific types of protection against such visitors. So, for example, in spiders - ktenizid, the abdomen at the back is as if chopped off and forms a hard disk of the same diameter as the entrance to the mink, which has extensions. Usually a spider sits upside down, closing its abdomen with the entrance to the hole, being alarmed, goes deep and closes the next narrow entrance.

Other spiders thought of closing the entrance with a special hinged lid made of cobwebs. During the day, the spider sits holding the lid, and at night goes on a hunt or watches for prey, leaning out of the mink. Outside, the lid is carefully masked.

Unusual methods of catching prey from other spiders.

Spiders of the genus scytodes do not weave a web, their poisonous glands, in addition to poison, secrete a quick-setting secret. The spider sprinkles the prey with a secret that freezes, sticking to the substrate. Then the spider approaches, kills the victim with poison and sucks.

Another spider creates vertical sticky threads into which crawling insects fall.

Spiders weaving webs are particularly successful. Their shape is the most diverse from the ordinary wheel-shaped to dome-shaped. It also happens that although the spider weaves a web, it does not use it as a hunting tool. So does a spider - a mastophore. Sitting on the web, in one foot he holds a thread with a drop of sticky liquid on the end, waving which catches insects flying by.

Some spiders hover above the ground, holding in their forelegs a small cobweb that is thrown into insects flying by.

Unusual use for the web was found by a single water spider, a spider - silverfish, using a web to build an underwater air bell, which is its refuge.

Among the spiders famous for their ability to weave a web, tropical spiders - nephils stand out. Large, beautifully colored spiders weave huge networks, up to 8 meters in diameter, whose strength is such that not only insects, but also small birds get tangled in them. By the way, they are the closest relatives of our spiders - crosses.

Among their relatives, horned spiders are also interesting. Their triangular or polygonal flattened very hard abdomen is armed with spike-like outgrowths, which are much longer than the body. The unusual shape of the body is combined with a bright and varied color. In the tropics among spiders there are species weaving entire collective nests in which a large number of individuals gather. Sometimes these nests are the size of a soccer ball.

So my story ended, I hope you were interested in learning a little new about such famous creatures as spiders.

Facts about spiders or damn mother nature.

Facts about the spiders that will shock you. Spider bites are afraid of everything. These vile creatures keep us in fear, but at the same time restrain the mosquito population. Entertainment portal Bazurka perceives spiders as a cross between grizzly bears and serial killers. Spiders take one of the first places in the list of what you would not want to see in your house and on your face. Chased to read more:

1. Scorpion-tailed spider. This abomination belongs to the family of Arachnur. This type of spider has a pronounced sexual dimorphism. That is, the female Scorpion-Tailed Spider reaches a size of 11 to 20 mm, and the male is only 2-3 mm. This species of spiders lives, where would you think? Of course in the most poisonous part of the planet - Australia. The most astounding facts are that their scorpion tail is not poisonous.

That's right, the tail of a scorpion serves more to intimidate the enemy than a weapon. Their lifestyle is pretty common. They make cobwebs, creating hunting nets, at a height of one to two meters from the ground. The offspring of this species does not have a scorpion tail. The bites of such spiders are not dangerous to humans, but can give incredible pain and swelling. But you are used to living with pain in body and soul for a long time - you can safely put it on your face!

They cover their burrows with perfect camouflage, thanks to which they are extremely difficult to notice. Ktenizid sits quietly in his hole, which he has covered with a cobweb, and waits until the threads twitch. Next, he jumps out and grabs the victim. Not only insects, but also small arthropods devour them with pleasure. If these guys feel hungry, they don’t even hide deep in a hole, but look half out of the shelter.

Females generally never leave their burrows and react very aggressively to the approach of males. The good news is that their enemy is a road wasp. She stings ktenizid, he remains completely paralyzed. Then, road wasp lays its eggs in a spider. As a rule, only one, but there are exceptions. After a small amount of time, the evil offspring of the wasp hatch from the egg and eats the spider, naturally alive!

3. Trapdoor Spider. A subspecies of ctenizide. As well as the friend whom we described above - sits in a hole. However, having previously covered it with his backside. That is, in order not to become someone’s food, he offers his asshole to the enemy. The thing is that its shape is so unique that the adversary can hardly notice and distinguish it from ordinary things that lie on the ground.

4. Blind Cave Huntsman. The most interesting facts about spiders of this species are that they were discovered relatively recently. Only in 2012, blind spiders were discovered and studied. This is the only species of spiders that have no eyes at all. However, this creature feels extremely acute.

In the eternal darkness of his underworld, he does not need eyesight to track and kill his victims. From one form of this abomination one can enter into a stupor. Although looking at another living creature, you can experience not only horror, but also nausea, of course we now had in mind your mother.

5. Heteropoda maxima. The biggest spiders in the world, their mother! Even the well-known Birdie-Goliath from South America has much smaller limbs. Lives and kills Heteropoda maxima in the province of Khammuan (Laos).

The size of this spider is amazing. Males have a limb span of up to thirty centimeters, and females are one and a half times larger. Moreover, both sexes do not differ in color. Just imagine how good it is to wake up on a spring morning and feel the gentle tickling of his paws on your face.

6. Spider Stump. Actually, the name speaks for itself. A very unusual type of spider, whose appearance may surprise you. At first glance, this is an ordinary branch, or something else like that. However, take a closer look ... a little more ...

7. Horned Spider. There is such a thing, Mother Nature is still that inventor. Not only is this dirty trick wearing a mask of Satan, in all its forms, this spider has a terrible appearance. Now, we can wake up every morning, thanks to the Almighty, because this horror does not sit on our faces. Although do not forget to check underwear.

8. Ladybug - Mimic Spider. The ladybug spider lives in the Voronezh region, Kazakhstan and southern Europe (Ukraine is in the center of Europe). According to one legend, when he first discovered it, a man thought that it was a bait for fish. Agree, the color is too bright, as for the arachnid.

Males of this species lead a stray lifestyle, but as soon as they find a female, they live with her in the same hole. Together weave and hunt together. Together and offspring are born. Mother takes the cubs on warm days outside, warm up, and brings them back in the evening. The spider ladybug (male) dies by mid-autumn. Their children live all winter with their mother, who dies only in the spring and grateful children eat her corpse.

However, there are still facts about spiders of this genus. Which of us was not happy to see a ladybug ?! A cute insect that we have been taught to hold. After the information below, you will get rid of this habit. So, the facts about the spiders of this plan are very interesting - because first you will see an insect familiar to you.

According to the good old tradition, you will pick it up. Next, bring it to your face to cast a spell and release the insect into the sky. But, at the very moment when your lips and eyes are opposite the front of this creature, the following will await you ...

Damn you, mother - nature! This is the only thing that comes to mind. Of course, you already realized that the author of the article is an arachnophobe. Although this is not a mental disorder, but the thing is not quite normal. If you do not have arachnophobia and you do not see anything nasty and nasty in this article, except for a joke about your mother, then go to hell! Have a nice day.