Spiders are arachnids. They have eight legs and spin webs using the spinnerets located on the end of the abdomen. Spiders are very common and inhabit a variety of different habitats. Spiders feed on insects which become entangled in their webs. They paralyze the insect with venom. A few spiders have venom which is harmful to people. In North America, these include the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. Some spiders do not trap prey in webs. These hunt or lie in wait for prey. Spiders use their silk to spin webs, construct their egg sacs and build shelters. Not all spider webs are alike. Some make round webs, others make funnel-like webs. Some have irregular shape. Male spiders are often smaller than the female spiders.
Find spider and other critter posters, greeting cards, t-shirts, hats, and more in my new store.
Visit Beartracker's Nature Store online store at:
What else can you find in the nature store? Beartracker's animal tracks coloring book, T-shirts, sweatshirts, journals, book bags, toddler and infant apparel, mouse pads, posters, postcards, coffee mugs, travel mugs, clocks, Frisbees, bumper stickers, hats, stickers, and many more items. All with tracks or paw prints, or nature scenes. Custom products are available. If you don't see the track you want on the product you want, email me and I can probably create it. Proceeds from all sales go to pay the monthly fees for this web site. You can help support this site as well as get great tracking products! Thank you!
|Find other tracking products: www.zazzle.com/tracker8459*|
|Also visit these fine
stores for more products of interest:
NDN Pride shop - For Indian Pride items for all tribes. Custom items available on request.
ASL Signs of Love - For anyone who uses or is learning ASL, American Sign Language. Custom name items and more are available here.
Get Every Child Outdoors (Get E.C.O.) - My shop dedicated to nature and getting kids interested in nature and the outdoors.
Sales from all stores give commissions to Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den, which helps keep this site online as a free service. We are celebrating ten years online this year!
Got a spider story? E-mail me and tell me about it.
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