I remember about fifteen years ago, it was on the news here in Japan that some Australian Redback Spiders were seen in Western Japan. And that someone got bitten by one. They assume that the spider…
Black Widow – Black Widow Spiders Facts and Fallacies
The Black Widow is one of the most feared of the types of spiders all over the world and for a good reason. It is said to be that the bite of the Black Widow has a venom potency which is 15x stronger than that of the rattlesnake’s, but is there any truth to this? …
Black Widow Spiders (Theridiidae:Lactrodectus sp.) in the Low Desert
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Male black widows are sexual cannibals, too
By Megan GannonLiveScience Black widow spiders get their names from the belief that the female devours her partner after sex. But this gruesome ritual doesn't always happen after mating and sometimes, the roles are even reversed, researchers say. For cho