Posts Tagged ‘Spider Control Atlanta’

Australian’s Deal With Their Spider Problem In Strange Ways

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Australia is the perfect environment for extremely large and beastly spiders. The huntsman spider in particular has been known to overpower rodents and drag them to their deaths. Other types of huntsman spiders are as large as king crabs. So what are Australians supposed to do in a country where these wild and often dangerous creatures make it into their homes or their gardens? As you can imagine many different extermination methods are employed by a number of different people.

For example, one Australian man found a family of extremely venomous redback spiders in his garden, so he proceeded to take a blowtorch to them. Before you feel bad for the redback spider just know that these spiders are responsible for the hospitalizations of two thousand people per year in Australia alone.

Would Australia’s dangerous creature problem deter you from visiting the continent?

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?