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    How Long Can Jumping Spiders Go Without Food?

    As a pet owner, one of the considerations that come with taking care of any animal is understanding their dietary needs. This includes ensuring they have enough to eat and monitoring when food should be provided. As anyone who has had problems with picky eaters knows, finding the right balance between underfeeding and overfeeding can…

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    5 Spiders That Can Swim! Detailed Guide!

    The age-old question, “Can spiders swim?” With more people around the world keeping spiders as pets, many of us have wondered if our eight-legged buddies can take a dip and hit the aquatic scene. The short answer is yes, some spiders do swim! In fact, there is one species in particular, that not only swims…

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    17 Small Spider Species With Photos!

    Did you know that there are way more species of spiders than just the large, creepy kinds? In fact, it’s estimated that there are around 45,000 species of spiders in the world! While they can range drastically in size and coloration, the smallest spider species can be hard to find, or even see up close.…

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  • giant Tarantulas sitting on the hand

    Do Tarantulas Really Eat Birds?

    Tarantulas are known for their impressive predatory instincts and hunting prowess, but the idea of them feasting on a bird seems almost preposterous. However, believe it or not, there have been documented cases of tarantulas hunting and consuming birds. In fact, one study found that around 8% of a tarantula’s diet could consist of birds,…

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  • Tarantulas Eating Mealworms

    Can (And Do) Tarantulas Eat Mealworms?

    Are you a pet owner looking for some interesting nutritional options for your tarantula? If so, you may be wondering if tarantulas can eat mealworms, and more importantly, are they healthy? The short answer is yes, tarantulas can eat mealworms! In fact, they are a popular food source for many tarantulas and provide a good…

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  • Jumping Spider sitting in its web

    Do Jumping Spiders Make Webs?

    Do jumping spiders make webs? Unlike other species, jumping spiders are active hunters that rely on their vision and quick reflexes to locate and capture their prey. But what about web building? Do jumping spiders make webs? Yes, jumping spiders do make webs! But, they don’t build weave webs to capture their prey, like other…

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    Can Spiders See Humans? Eye-Opening Facts!

    Do spiders see humans? It’s a question that has been asked by many people, and the answer is yes – spiders can see humans. In fact, spiders have a very complex visual system that allows them to see a wide range of shapes and colors. However, not all spiders have good eyesight and rely more…

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    Do Blue Wolf Spiders Really Exist?

    Do Blue Wolf Spiders Really Exist? There is a lot of debate over whether or not blue wolf spiders exist. Some say that they are just a myth, while others claim to have seen them with their own eyes. So what is the truth? Are these spiders real, or are they just a figment of…

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    Do Spiders Have Tongues? (Spider’s Mouth Structure)

    Have you ever wondered whether spiders have tongues? Well, In short, spiders don’t have tongues in the traditional sense. However, they do have appendages (pedipalps) that serve a similar function. But, what are pedipalps you ask? well, to explain this in more detail let’s take a look at the spider’s mouth structure below. Spider’s Mouth…

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