Spiders communicate by using different levels of vibrations, also called seismic communication, when courting, warning rivals or attempting to catch prey. Some spiders use only the legs to create the vibrations, while others will use a combination of the legs and the abdomen to communicate seismically.Know More
Male spiders use seismic communication to communicate with female spiders and attempt to reproduce. Those that communicate well are often more successful at obtaining a mate.
Spiders will also use seismic communication to warn a rival spider that it is approaching. The rival will often flee the area upon feeling the vibrations. Some spiders will mimic the vibrations of insects caught in webs to trick and catch prey spiders.Learn more about Spiders
After trapping prey, spiders eat by releasing digestive enzymes that liquefy food and make it easier to swallow. Spiders cannot consume solid food whole, so digested matter must be broken down to pass through their narrow digestive tracts.Full Answer >
In North America, there are multiple spiders that are completely orange or partially orange, such as the cross orbweaver, the woodlouse hunter, the black widow, multiple jumping spiders, and the sheetweb and dwarf spiders. There are 4,000 species of spiders in Canada and North America, as of 2014.Full Answer >
Spiders are egg-laying animals; females lay clutches of eggs in a weblike sac. These sacs can house thousands of eggs, and the female spider may simply lay and abandon her eggs, or she may stick around to protect them until they're hatched. Specific reproductive processes may vary by species, but in general, male spiders deposit a sperm web into a female spider's abdominal reproductive organ.Full Answer >
Spiders can thrive and live in almost any place: on the edges of the ocean, on plants, under rocks, in trees, in caves and even over the water, according to Australian Museum. The only places that spiders cannot inhabit are the oceans, the highest mountains and the polar regions. Spiders are seen on almost every continent.Full Answer >