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Poor spiders

Why do spiders get such a bad rap? They include some of the most beautiful and helpful species of arthropods on the planet.  They are extremely adaptable, and make this amazing stuff called spider silk.  Yet, if we can believe the statistics, a high percentage of people (at least in the US) can’t stand to be near spiders. So why do we hate spiders? Is it their eight legs? OK, well maybe that’s a little creepy (I admit that even liking six-legged insects is an acquired taste).  Is… Read More →