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:
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.
The diving bell spider is the only predominantly aquatic spider species, spending its entire life underwater. It needs to breathe air like any other spider, so it uses special hairs on its legs and abdomen to trap a bubble around itself.