Arachnids: cool, amazing animals with lots of legs and lots of fascinating biology. SPIDERDAY brings you the best arachnid links from the past week. Here’s your 17th edition:
- Arachnologists in some parts of the world are getting LOTS of questions about all the spiders showing up in houses, on buildings and just about everywhere. This happens every year around this time, ’cause it is autumn. Here’s a great summary of this (and my Read of The Week)
- One very common species that people are noticing this time of year (at least in my neck of the woods) is Neoscona crucifera, and this post provides a great summary of the species.
- Under the heading of “ridiculous“, there’s a company selling spider-proof sheds. Spoiler: don’t waste your money.
- Wasps that turn spiders into the walking dead. Boom. (here’s another write up of the story)
- Here’s a really wonderful blog about orb-weavers called ‘thorned heart’. It includes taxonomy, natural history and photographs.
- They are finding some lovely spiders in Australia… Hello there indeed!
- For the taxonomically inclined.. new species… more than that.. new Genus of spiders from southern Africa.
- Spider love. Yeah, for the jumpers.
- Oh dear: spider scare causes school bus crash.
- Mitey Mites grabbing a ride: in this case, new species on beetles.
- Want to kill dust mites? Stop making your bed. Well… it’s not that simple, but that is quite a headline!
- Love the enthusiasm for spider silk in this video. SUPER STRONG SPIDER SILK YEAH!