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Arachnida (Arachnids), with approzimately 39,500 identified species, are commonly known as spiders. All spiders are both carnivorous and venomous, but only a very small percentage are potentially dangerous to humans. Ask and answer questions here about these eight legged fascinating wonders.

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What kind of white spider would be all white with 2 brown markings on its big round body?

Its hard to know without seeing a picture, but this could be describing a wolf spider, but its more likely an orb spider based off the limited information....
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How do you spell a different name for spiders?

The word you are likely seeking is "arachnid", from the spider's taxonomic class Arachnida, which actually includes scorpions and mites. ...
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Is the Argiope Aurantia poisonous to small children?

No, it is not. There are no known orb weaving spiders whose venom is poisonous to humans, young or old. ...
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Are red spiders poisonous?

All spiders are poisonous; some venoms just have no or little discernible effect on humans. Color is not necessarily an indication of toxicity. Some spiders are red to blend in with their surroundings, some are red as a warning, and really are venomous, and some a red to mimic the truly venomous ones. In any case, color alone is not enough to determine how poisonous a spider is. ...
Asked in Insects, Wasps and Hornets, Spiders

Which bug has a thin black body yellow legs and looks kind of like a cross between a fly a mosquito and a wasp?

May be a crane fly a Megarhyssa macrurus or even a Sphecidae. This is the best I can do with this description. :) ...
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Why are spiders also called arachnids?

An arachnid is a class of arthropod. Spiders are an order within that class. ...
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How do you make a spider trap out of paper?

Simple::: First you crumple the paper up and then open it back up so it looks less like paper. Then you fold all the sides in creating a dome. On one side only take your fingers and squeeze the paper up and in creating a door way so the whole appearance of the trap would look like a cave. Now you place your trap in a dry area where you have good access to it. lift it up and place...
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Do arachnids have male reproductive organs?

Yes, though none have a penis. In general sperm is produced in the genitalia at the underside of the abdomen, and the male arachnid transfers that to his pedipalps (in the case of spiders at least); pedipalps are the frontmost pair of appendages next to the mouthparts. Later, he inserts his pedipalps into the female's genitalia on her underside and mates this way. ...
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Can a huntsman spider bite kill a cat?

Hi there, The bite of Huntsman spiders is of low risk (only mildly toxic). My cat tends to bring in a lot of them as 'gifts' for me, both alive and dead ones and he has never had any problems with them. Just as a precaution I have asked my vet about it and she let me know that as they have a very low toxicity, the worst thing that can happen if they do happen to get bitten is they...
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Are cannabis spider mites harmful to people?

Aside from being bitten, Spider mites are dangerous because they contain many pathogens. This can be fatal to someone who has a compromised immune system. Since these mites kill the plant, growers spray their plants with toxic miticides. Smoking these compounds are a danger to anyone's health. ...
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Who owns the rights to spider man?

Spider-Man is published by Marvel Comics, a part of Marvel Entertainment. On December 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment. ...
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Do spiders travel in pairs?

yes only one that i know of. the wolf spider.i had a brown recluse and i thought it traveled in pairs but it said wolf spider.i also think the zebra spider does to but im not positive ...
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Can baby Orange baboon spiders harm you?

All spiders have at least a small amount of poison, though this is miniscule in the infantory status. Even a baby black widow would be unlikely to cause serious harm to a child unless they were alergic. Baboon spiders are slightly less poisonous than black widows....but I wouldn't want them around to mature. Also when an egg sac opens there's a potential you could get swarmed...though most species tend not to eat for the first couple of days. ...
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Can a Goldenrod spider kill a human?

A Goldenrod spider is extremely venomous but one bite would not be enough to kill a human. But it is possible if you are allergic to it. ...
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How long can jumping spiders live?

Without anyone killing the spider, they can live to about 1 year
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Are There Venomous Spiders in UK?

Yes - In Southern Engand the false widow spider has increased in numbers to due to the warmer climate. The spider can inflict a painful bite. ...
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What is the name of Spider-Man heroine?

In the movies it is Mary Jane Watson, however do note; In the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man's heroine is Gwen Stacy. Also, in the comic books the 1st heroine was Gwen Stacy but after she died it was Mary Jane. Different comic issues have different heroines though. ...
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What do you call a person who collects spiders?

An arachnologist.
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Are granddaddy long leg poisonous?

Yes. They are very poisonous, but their mouths are too small to bite us. So no worries ...
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What spider can kill in one bite?

black widow and tarantula can kill just in one bite
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When were black widows discovered?

1805 on a Wednesday that would mean that they are 200 years old.
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Do spiders have mandible?

yes they do have mandibles, they are those weird things by their jaws, they are sometimes big and fuzzy. there are two of them. they are shaped like ovals and they can move them. ...