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
All spiders have eight legs. Like insects, which have six legs, spiders belong to the phylum Arthropoda but are members of a different class, Arachnida.Full Answer >
All spiders have fangs, but most are very small and not harmful to humans. Most spiders are unable to pierce human skin with their fangs, but the majority that are strong enough are also venomous.Full Answer >
There are many difference between spiders and insects; for example, insects have six legs while spiders have eight, insects eat various foods while spiders primarily eat insects, insects have antennae while spiders do not and insects often have wings and spiders never have wings. Insects also have three distinct body sections while the spider only has two.Full Answer >
All spiders are carnivorous, which means they eat a variety of insects and other spiders. Large spiders are able to eat small vertebrates like mice and small birds.Full Answer >