What Are Some Interesting Facts About Spiders?

Jumping Spider - Joy of AnimalsInteresting 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.