Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Spider Control’

Frankenspider: A Long Extinct Spider Walks Again!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

An extinct spider called Paleocharinus has been recreated via digital imaging.  The extinct spider crawled the earth 416 million years ago.  These spiders are interesting because during this time most of the Earth’s species dwelled in the ocean, and the Paleocharinus was among the first bugs to walk on land.  In fact, they were about the only animal at all to walk on land during this time, which made them the species at the top of the food chain.

The team of researchers and computer graphics artists were only able to recreate the bug while walking due to how well preserved it was within a fossil.  The researchers could even make out the muscle tendons of the bug, which was instrumental in recreating how it moved and attacked other species of tiny bugs that existed at the time.  These bugs even walked much like modern spiders, but due to the creation of modern giant bugs, the life of this extinct bug was short lived.

What other extinct bugs do you know about? What were they like?

Beware, arachnophobes: Half of spiders are undiscovered

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Scientists estimate that approximately 43,000 species of spiders exist today and one individual believes we are only about half way done. Norman Platnick with American Museum of Natural History exclaimed, “I have argued that we are basically halfway through [identifying the world’s spiders]. Some of my colleagues think I am being way to optimistic and we are closer to only 20 percent through.” Scientists will often turn to museum collections to determine the number of identified specimens  because so many in the museums are still unidentified. To learn more please click here.

Along came a spider

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Arachnophobia

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Arachnophobia is the irrational fear of spiders. Check out the clip below for more info. Remember to call Bug Busters USA for all your Georgia Spider Control, North Carolina Spider Control, South Carolina Spider Control, Alabama Spider Control, and Tennessee Spider Control Needs!