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We have compiled a list of some fun spider facts to share with your little learners. Enjoy!

  • Spiders are not insects. Instead, spiders are known as arachnids.
  • Spiders are found everywhere in the world.
  • There are more than 30,000 species of spiders.
    Spider Facts

    Spiders are oviparous, which means their babies come from eggs.

  • The average life of a spider is one to two years.
  • The female tarantula may live up to 20 years.
  • The black widow spider is the only spider with a poisonous bite.
  • It takes a spider about 60 minutes to spin a web.
  • The average house has 30 spiders.
  • All spiders shed their skin.
  • Most spiders have either six or eight eyes.
  • Grass spiders build a web on top of the grass.
  • Some spiders eat their old web before starting a new one.
  • The silk strands in a web are 5 times stronger than a piece of steel.
  • Fear of spiders is called Arachnophobia. It is one of the most common fears among humans.

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