Author: Mike Wallace

  • Can (And Do) Spiders Eat Human Food?

    Can (And Do) Spiders Eat Human Food?

    Have you ever wondered if your pet spiders could eat human food? There’s something almost surreal about the idea of feeding a spider food from your own plate. But, before you go mashing up some leftovers for them to eat, it’s important to know whether or not it’s safe to feed human food to your…

  • Do Spiders Eat Crickets?

    Do Spiders Eat Crickets?

    Caring for a pet spider can be an exciting experience, but understanding their dietary needs can be intimidating. However, it’s important to know what foods spiders enjoy eating so you can provide them with the nutrition they need. From grasshoppers and mealworms to waxworms and fruit flies, there are several options when it comes to…

  • The Amazon Giant Fishing Spider: Revealing Facts

    The Amazon Giant Fishing Spider: Revealing Facts

    You may not know what the Amazon Giant Fishing Spider is, but chances are you’ve heard of it. These spiders, are members of the Ancylometes family and can be found “you guess it” in the Amazon rainforest. These species are one of the largest spiders in the world, with some individuals reaching up to 4 inches…

  • 24 Black And White Spiders: The Ultimate Guide with Photos

    24 Black And White Spiders: The Ultimate Guide with Photos

    If you’re on the hunt for spiders that are black and white in color, then you’ve come to the right place! In this article, you will find 24 stunning species of spiders that feature a striking black and white coloration. From the bold and beautiful jumping spiders to the delicate and intricate orb-weaver, each of…

  • Why Do Spiders Have 8 Eyes?

    Why Do Spiders Have 8 Eyes?

    Why Do Spiders Have 8 Eyes? Most spiders have eight eyes, which tend to be arranged into two rows of four on the head. These eyes are categorized by their location and described as anterior median eyes (AME) or anterior lateral eyes (ALE). And then posterior median eyes (PME), and posterior lateral eyes (PLE). This is…

  • Do Spiders Have Teeth?

    Do Spiders Have Teeth?

    Do Spiders Have Teeth? Most of us have never seen the inside of a spider’s mouth up close, but from a distance, those sharp fangs can look downright terrifying. However, have you ever wondered if spiders actually have teeth? Technically speaking, spiders do not have teeth. But, they do have something called chelicerae, which are…

  • How Long Can A Wolf Spider Live Without Food?

    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. Because wolf spiders are relatively large, their diet is usually very high in protein and fat. Which allows them to…

  • What Happens If You Drop A Tarantula?

    What Happens If You Drop A Tarantula?

    Curious about what happens if you drop a tarantula? This guide explains the risks of falls, how to spot injuries, and tips to keep your eight-legged friend safe. You are cleaning your tarantula’s enclosure when, out of the blue,  the tarantula falls or tumbles. It is scary. Worried about your eight legged friend, what happens…

  • What Do Fishing Spiders Eat? (Detailed Guide)

    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…