Cellar Spider

Let’s get back on the harmless friend train with our buddy, the cellar spider! They are great and I love them and used to collect them on my bedroom ceiling as a child, which everyone always thinks is very strange but really it’s not because look at this:

P. phalangioides
P. phalangioides

It’s so delicate!

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Cellar Spider

Brazilian Wandering Spider

A lot of people are scared of spiders, and this blog’s main mission is to demystify them and show just how wonderful they can be. So far we’ve seen an example of a cute harmless spider and an interesting spider, but it would be irresponsible to pretend that there aren’t spiders which at least partly deserve their bad reputation.

Let’s talk about the Brazilian wandering spider.

The Brazilian wandering spider.
P. nigriventer

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Brazilian Wandering Spider

Peacock Jumping Spider

Welcome to the first installment of the Friday Spider!

For our first ever post, I wanted to showcase the creature that has changed so many of my acquaintances’ opinions of our eight-legged friends already, the Peacock Jumping Spider.

M. volans - 'volans' means 'flying', as it was once believed that the spider could use its abdominal flaps for limited flight. This has since been disproved.
M. volans – ‘volans’ means ‘flying’, as it was once believed that the spider could use its feathered abdominal flaps for limited flight. This has since been disproved.

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Peacock Jumping Spider