Interesting facts about spiders include…
- There are around 40,000 species of spiders around the world, with spiders on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica.
- All spiders have eight legs and are equipped with special organs that allow them to spin silk from their bodies that they form into webs.
- All spiders have venom-injecting fangs, and all are poisonous to some degree.
- Spiders have either six or eight eyes, but many can’t see more than light or shadows.
- The silk that spiders spin is the strongest natural fiber known to man.
- It has half the strength of steel and is stronger than bone.
- Spiders can spin up to seven different silk types, some to trap prey and others for certain specialized functions.