spiders

  1. EnolaGaia

    Spiders That "Fish" (Nursery Web / Fishing / Dock Spiders)

    A number of spider species are capable of catching and eating fish. They've evolved strategies for using the water as a sensor net rather than relying on a web. SOURCE (With Photo): https://www.livescience.com/a-man-caught-a-spider-eating-his-pet-goldfish-and-well-its-terrifying.html
  2. EnolaGaia

    Spider World Records

    This 2017 article: https://peerj.com/articles/3972/ ... lists 99 records or superlatives (e.g., biggest, etc.) pertaining to spiders. A selection of 21 examples drawn from that article are featured in this Live Science slideshow: https://www.livescience.com/64848-extreme-spiders.html
  3. Spudrick68

    Arachnophobia

    OK I'm quite a serious arachnophobe. I think I picked it up off my mum when I was a kid. I've been thinking about it again because I had a conversation with a bloke at work about the bird eating spider. He mentioned attempts to find the chicken eating spider. I'm not as bad as I used to be...
  4. N

    Bugs, Insects & Creepy Crawlies

    EDIT This a general thread for discussion on insects that do not necessarily fit under Cryptozoology i.e. they're not a new species and or a rediscovered species. Thanks, TheQuixote ------ I found a couple of huge insects on the web in the last week, I realise these ones have...
  5. T

    Communing With Spiders

    The following events occurred about 3 years ago, when I lived in a rented flat. The flat itself was one of six that had been converted in an imposing Victorian semi (semi-detached for all you non-UK readers). It was the height of mid-summer and my housemate was away with his girlfriend for 10...
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