Did you know that the or well phobia of spiders is called arachnophobia? That’s right, so if you run at the sight of these eight-legged creatures, chances are you have this phobia. Now you may simply dislike them because well they do look a bit odd and scary. But the thing is you don’t have to be. Wait, don’t shut down your laptop just yet, hear us out. You can only be scared of something you know nothing about. This is why this article will be perfect for you. Here we give you a brief yet informed overview of everything to do with spiders.
The first wild fact that we have for you is that there are over forty thousand different species of spiders. Now isn’t that just wild? So you never know if you might just find one that isn’t too creepy to hold and look at. Even though there are over forty thousand different species of spiders they all do have one thing in common. This is because they all produce silk. Much like humans, spiders have evolved over time which has led to them producing different types of silk. The silk spiders produce is used to capture prey and for spinning webs.
Another great fact about spiders is that there is in fact one species of them that is actually vegetarian. That’s right, even though spiders have always been considered to be carnivorous because they capture and eat small insects there is in fact a species that eats leaves. This species is called Bagheera kiplingi. Bagheera kiplingis live in trees that produce protein-filled leaves. Lastly, you should know that even though most spiders have eight eyes, they are actually nearsighted. Their main set of eyes creates images and the second set detects light and shadows. See they aren’t so scary after all.