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    Spider facts and information:

    Latin name: Araneae
    Type: arthropod
    Diet: more are carnivores
    Average lifespan: depending on the species they can live up to 20 years.
    Size: The world largest spider was 28 cm (11 in).
    Group name: cluster or clutter
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    What does a spider look like?

    Spiders have a head and an abdomen (belly). They have 8 legs and up to 8 eyes. Spiders have tiny hairs and claws on their legs that help them feel when a bug is in their web. The little claws also help to cut the silk when they are weaving their web. Spiders come in many colors, from clear to yellow to green to black. Female spiders are much bigger than male spiders.
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    Where do spiders live?

    At least 40,000 species of spider have been described by science, but this number only accounts for one-third to one-fifth of all spider species on earth. Spiders can be found in just about every terrestrial habitat and some water ones as well, from tropical rain forests, woodlands, caves and gardens to your home.
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    What does a spider eat?

    Spiders have evolved numerous ways to catch their prey, which is mostly insects but can also be frogs, fish, lizards, snakes, and birds. Some spiders are masters of disguise, blending into their background so that they look like parts of a flower or a leaf. Others hide under "trapdoors," jumping out of their hiding places to snatch a passing meal. Still others can leap many times their body length, covering great distances to grab their prey.
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    What are the natural enemies of the spider?

    Frogs, toads, lizards, birds, shrews, beetles, ants, centipedes, wasps, and bigger spiders like to eat them. Other dangers to spiders include people, storms and cold weather.
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    Did you know this about spiders?

    • The Goliath birdeater tarantula, the world's largest spider, can grow to the size of a dinner plate. As its name suggests, it's been known to prey on birds.
    • The silk of the orb weaver spiders rivals the tensile strength of high-grade steel, but is much less dense. It would make a great substitute for Kevlar in bullet-proof vests — if only spiders could produced enough silk.
    • To match their eight legs, most spiders have eight eyes that are arranged in a variety of ways depending on the species. Some spiders have six, four, two or even — in the case of cave-dwelling species — no eyes.
    • Spiders have 8 legs while insects have 6.
    • There are around 40000 different species of spider.
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