How Long Can A Wolf Spider Live Without Food?

On average, a spider will eat up to 3,000 insects per year. This may seem like a lot, but it’s actually not that much when you consider how many insects there are in the world. Although wolf spiders generally only eat insects, they may occasionally eat other types of prey like small lizards, frogs, and…

Do Spiders Really Poop? (Identification, Location)

Although it’s not the most pleasant topic to disgust there seems to be a growing debate about whether or not spiders poop? The short answer is YES! spiders do poop! However, instead of solid waste, spiders produce semi-liquid waste that contains both nitrogenous and uric acids. But, what does their poop look like and how…

Do Spiders Eat Mosquitoes?

We all know that spiders eat a wide range of flying insects, from flies, wasps, and even ladybugs ’if given the chance’ So surely they would love to snack on a few pesky mosquitoes, right? Yes, some spiders do feast on mosquitoes! In fact, the African Evarcha Culicivora spider, known as the “vampire spider” has…

Do Spiders Really Eat Earwigs?

Spiders are carnivorous predators that mostly eat insects, however, what they eat also depends on the size of the spider. Smaller spiders may eat smaller prey like flies or mosquitoes, whereas larger spiders will eat larger prey such as frogs or lizards. But, are there any spiders that eat earwigs? Well, it’s actually quite rare…

Do Spiders Eat Caterpillars? Are They Safe?

While the diet of spiders varies depending on the species, most spiders do eat insects. This can include both hard-bodied and soft-bodied insects, as well as other small arthropods. However, do spiders eat caterpillars? Yes, in some rare cases spiders will eat caterpillars! However, it’s not their preferred food source and some caterpillars can be…

Do Spiders Eat Dead Insects? Are They Healthy?

Do spiders eat dead insects? Spiders are predators and will therefore go after live prey whenever possible. However, they are also opportunistic feeders and will eat whatever is available to them! But, does this include prey that is already dead? While this may seem like a silly question, it’s actually one that is constantly being asked…

Do Spiders Eat Grasshoppers? Are They Healthy?

The diet of a spider is known to be composed of many different types of insects, from flies, moths, beetles, cockroaches, and even centipedes. But what about grasshoppers? Do spiders eat grasshoppers and if so, are they healthy? Yes! spiders do eat grasshoppers! Grasshoppers are high in protein, which makes them a great food source…

What Do Fishing Spiders Eat? (Detailed Guide)

Fishing spiders (Dolomedes) get their name from their unique hunting style, which involves waiting near water for fish or other small aquatic creatures to swim by. When an unsuspecting victim “fish” comes within range, the spider will quickly snatch it up within seconds leaving it very little chance of getting away. However, apart from fish…

Do Spiders Really Feel Pain? (Sensing Injuries)

There’s a lot of debate surrounding the topic of spiders and whether or not they feel pain. Some people believe spiders do feel pain, while others maintain they don’t feel anything. So, which is it? Well, according to science spiders don’t feel pain! This is because they have a very different type of nervous system…