what if every spider i’ve ever crushed thought it was like, living in my house with me the whole time and one day i just flew off the handle and murdered it. like it just thought we were hanging out together.
has every spider died while feeling a sense of betrayal.
Arachnura is a genus of spiders native to Australia with some species in Africa and Madagascar. The name scorpion-tail comes from the spiders long “tail”, this tail allows the spider to mimic litter like twigs or dead leaves. Although they have the name scorpion-tail their tails are completely cosmetic and are harmless. Their bite however results in pain and swelling.
everything is taking forever to load right now. it got to the point where it was so frustrating that I just got up and left for a while. when I got back, I looked at my dash and saw a blank space with a spider walking around. I thought to myself “oh crap, it’s one of those bug gifs that make you freak out and swat at the screen. ohh hoho no, I’m not falling for your tricks!”
Most of us think of spider webs as passive hunting tools: a spider spins a web, prey is caught in the web, the spider returns to collect its spoils. But for arachnids from the family Deinopidae, webs are used in a decidedly active (and decidedly terrifying) form of predation.
Commonly known as “gladiator” or “net-casting” spiders, these spindly legged beasties actually build cobweb sacks which are held open with the front legs and use to ensnare unsuspecting prey. It’s absolutely remarkable to watch; in the video up top, David Attenborough narrates the activities of a net-casting spider as it prepares its gossamer pouch, and uses it to seize a cricket…
I came across these funnel webs while walking today. I think they belong to an Agelenopsis spider but I cannot be sure. Once I noticed one I saw that there were 4-5 and sometimes more at the base of almost every single tree along the path. I tried throwing a grasshopper into one to see if the spider would come out but it was unsuccessful. Kinda cool though.