Our creepy crawly friends hide out in our baths and make webs in
our rooms, but what do you really know about them? Here are eight
scary spider facts:
Insects only have six legs and spiders have eight. Spiders
normally have eight eyes too!
But don't worry, most of them aren't dangerous to humans. These
fangs can fold back when the spider doesn't need them, kind of like
a cat's claws.
- Most spiders don't have teeth, so they can't chew their
So they use venom to turn their food into liquid and then they
suck it up, yuck!
- The black widow spider is one of the most poisonous
But only the females! They eat male spiders and are the
strongest spider. Pretty scary!
- Not all spiders make webs
The trapdoor spider digs a tunnel into the ground. It lies in
wait for its prey and drags it underground.
- Tarantulas can grow as big as a dinner plate
This species is the common British spider's bigger, uglier
brother. You won't find them hanging out at the bottom of your
garden. They normally live in South America or Australia.
- Tarantulas shed their furry skins when they grow
This leaves behind what looks like another tarantula, gross!
The Goliath bird-eating spider will eat frogs, lizards and yes,
you've guessed it, even birds!