10 Facts About Spiders That’ll Make Your Skin Crawl



If you ask people to make a list of things that they are afraid of, most of the time spiders will be on that list. They are frightening little creatures! Sometimes, the fear is for a good reason – some spiders are venomous. But other times, the fear is not exactly warranted, because many spiders are actually pretty harmless. However, once a person puts aside their fear about spiders, there are actually quite a few facts about spiders that are super interesting. This list is a compilation of ten facts about spiders that are really cool.

Australia

Many people talk about Australia in relation to spiders a lot. There are quite a few venomous breeds of spider there, so people assume that they’re more likely to be killed by spider bites. However, the last time that someone died from a spider bite in Australia was in 1981.

Blood

Spiders actually have blue blood due to high copper content.

Indoors

You’ll often see spiders in your home, but did you know that 95% of those spiders have never actually been outside?

Life

Most spiders only live for 1 year. However, tarantulas can live for up to 20 years.

Venom

A female black widow’s venom is 15 times more powerful than the venom of a rattlesnake.

Silk

Spider silk is almost 5 times stronger than steel, pound for pound.

Webs

Spiders recycle! They eat their webs after using them.

Teeth

Spiders don’t have teeth, so they can’t chew their prey. Instead, they inject their victim with digestive juices and suck out its guts.

Swimming

Many people think that going in water will protect them from spiders, but that’s actually far from true. Many spiders can swim and even breathe underwater.

Fear

Spiders aren’t scared of much, but they are afraid of ants because of their formic acid.