Let’s tackle another common spider, but not one you’ll come across here in the UK. Orb weavers are a huge and successful group of spiders, and what better way to introduce them to this blog than the beautiful golden silk orb weaver?
Continuing the trend of covering common household friends that you have probably seen at least once if not multiple times, let’s take a peek at the woodlouse spider, even though you probably don’t want to because it’s goddamn hideous. If you’ve seen one of these before, you will remember it, and now you know what it is!
Hello and welcome back! It’s time to add another entry to our list of spiders with unusual hunting methods; I would like to introduce you all to the golden flower crab spider! She is quite a pretty little lady, isn’t she?
It’s time to dip our toes into the exciting world of tarantulas! And as I’m the person writing this, I will be starting with one of my personal faves, the orange baboon tarantula. Look how beautiful it is!
While we’re on the subject of common spiders everyone loves (but especially me), here are some money spiders. They are best known for being a) small and b) no seriously, they’re just so very tiny
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:
It’s so delicate!
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 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.
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.