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The Only Poisonous Spider Native to New York State

The Only Poisonous Spider Native to New York State

When people think of venomous spiders, their minds usually go to the Amazon rain forest or the Australian outback. Less associated with the United States of America than some far off, wild land, there are still plenty of venomous spiders traipsing around the good ol’...
Are Daddy Long Legs Venomous?

Are Daddy Long Legs Venomous?

As legend has it, the spiders commonly referred to as Daddy Long Legs are the most venomous spiders in existence, but—what luck!—human beings are in the clear because the small arachnids’ jaws aren’t strong enough to penetrate our skin. The persistence of this story...
Spiders Love Living in New York City. Here’s Why.

Spiders Love Living in New York City. Here’s Why.

You might be inclined to think that something as reclusive and slow moving as a spider wouldn’t like the big city. This assumption works for most animals and insects, but the opposite is true of spiders. They LOVE New York! Just as at-home in the middle of a...
One Step Closer to Man-made Spider Silk

One Step Closer to Man-made Spider Silk

Spiders might be the most unpleasant-looking creatures on the face of the Earth, but you have to respect their engineering prowess. Spider webs are incredibly intricate, and they’re made from one of the most amazing materials in the animal kingdom: spider silk. Gram...
Spider Factoids

Spider Factoids

Spiders are beyond gross, but they’re still a pretty interesting group of insects. Here are some fun spider facts (even though they probably won’t make you like spiders any more):  Spiders are some of the most successful creatures on Earth, and have adapted to nearly...