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Spider-Like Creature Once Ruled The Seas | Spider Control

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Well, I hope you are not afraid of water and spiders at the same time, because, once upon a time during the Cambrian period, a giant creature with multiple legs resembling a spider used to rule the seas five hundred million years ago. Be thankful that you did not have to worry about giant spiders when you go to the beach.

Sadly the five hundred million year old sea spiders had such soft bodies, as did most organisms during the Cambrian period, that many of them failed to leave an impression as a fossil, despite being surrounded by sediments necessary to encase most animals of today. However, the researchers exploration was not entirely without academic benefit as the group spotted many tracks along the ground that suggested the presence of a multi-legged worm, similar to the multiple legged worm that bullied all other sea creatures for millions of years.

What do you think recreational beach going would be like today if some of these terrifying creatures had survived?

Half-Mile Long Spider Web?! | Atlanta Spider Control

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Half-Mile Long Spider Web?!

Residents in North Memphis, Tennessee woke up to an eerie surprise; a half-mile long spider web on the grass near their homes. Ahh! What would you think?

This unforeseen web just goes to show how little we truly know about our surroundings. The millions of spiders that made this web had probably been living alongside the locals before the web even appeared.

Memphis Zoo curator Steve Reichling said, “It’s a mass dispersal of the millions of tiny spiders that have always been in that field, unnoticed till now.”

This even is almost certainly a “ballooning event,” which refers to the moment when spiders, normally young ones, float away from their families using silk threads (which can be over a meter in length).  In order for an even like this to take place, “you need relatively calm air or a slight breeze- ballooning doesn’t happen often in wind,” Richard Bradley, an entomologist at Ohio State University says. The spiders most likely dispersed all at once due to favorable air currents and warm weather.

In order to better understand this event, you may recall Charlotte’s Web, where a similar ballooning even happened.

Tennessee Teen, Once Bitten, Now Scared of Brown Recluse Spiders

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

How do spiders fly for miles?

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

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