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All About Spiders

 

Children's  Book about SpidersI bet you didn’t know there are over 43,000 different types of spiders, in 109 different families and they live in every part of the world, except the Antarctic? Plus, studies show that we are never more than 10 feet (3 meters) away from a spider at any given time.

 

A big Tarantula on a persons palmThis is probably not good news if you suffer from Arachnophobia or if you just think they are creepy. However, despite our reactions to these eight-legged creatures, they can be quite fascinating. Check out these facts you may not know about the spider.

 

Jumping Spider on a Green Leaf (macro)The spider is not a bug or an insect, but rather an arachnid. What’s the difference? Spiders are made up of two body sections. The front part is technically called the, Cephalothorax and is where you will find its brain, eyes, fangs, mouth and oddly enough its stomach. The second part if the abdomen and is where the spider releases its silk from.

 

Large hairy Spider called GoliathSpiders come in various sizes from small to large. The biggest one that has been found to date is the Goliath Bird-Eating Spider – yes it is large enough to take down a bird. Think personal pan pizza big!

 

This hairy fellow can measure in at 12 inches (30.5 centimeters) across and can be found in the rainforests of South America. But don’t worry; they mostly burrow underground, so you won’t see it coming.

 

Patu Digua on a leafOn the flip-side of the Goliath is the teeny tiny Patu digua. This little spider only measures about the size of a pinhead at, 0.018 inches long (0.46 millimeters). If you could spot this arachnid it would be around the Ivory Coast of West Africa, though due to its size, you probably would never know it was crawling on you.

 

Happy Face SpiderAmong all the varieties of spider out there, one is even has a smile on its back. The Happy-Faced Spider is found in Hawaii and sports a big smile wherever it goes. No it’s not trying to make friends, it’s quite the opposite. This pattern on its back warns its predators that it tastes really bad.

 

A spider in the PollenEven if we don’t like the thoughts of sharing your homes and gardens with spiders they can be quite helpful. Not only are spiders a dietary source of meat for birds, fish and reptiles, they are also useful to have around.

 

Spiders eat insects which can damage crops. Keeping spiders around helps control the other pests. The silk of the spider is very tough. In fact, in Africa fishing nets are made from the silk from an Orb Spider. These are actually strong enough to hold a pound of fish (0.5 kilograms).

 

Now that we have peeked into the world of spiders you may have a greater appreciation for them. If this has sparked your interest, then do some further research into the crawly world of the spider? However, if you still get the heebie jeebies from them, then there is always the Antarctic to consider...

 

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  3. Gerald Seinfield January 2, 2014 at 11:16 am

    As creepy as it seems but I like this book since it discusses different kinds of spiders. I’m also fascinated about the facts they have mentioned, the photos of each kinds and what do they do for nature.

  4. Raquel Walsh January 6, 2014 at 1:04 am

    In the past, I am really afraid of spiders to the point that I don’t want them around because I always see them creepy and dangerous. But through this video book, now I know that there is nothing to worry about them because of the fact that they can really help you protect your crops from pests that lingers on them although some spiders are really dangerous too. I really learned a lot here. Now, I can say that I am not afraid of these eight legged creatures anymore. Well, I really hope so!

  5. Marilyn Munro January 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Very informative and educational kid video books. Many children love and play spiders especially during summer vacation they make spider as their favorite leisure, since the vacation is not yet come it is good that we educate them all about spider by using this videos.

  6. Tinger Woods January 7, 2014 at 4:07 am

    This video book has a lot of information about spiders let your children read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about spider species.

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