Scientists believe that a spider may be sleeping when its legs are tucked under its body, as in hibernation. There is very little research on the subject of spider sleeping habits. Spiders have a circadian rhythm of activity and rest.
When spiders are sleeping, they prefer their webs or small cracks and crevices for protection. Researchers did a study on the effects of drugs and web-making ability. Drugs cause some spiders to pass out, while other spiders simply make really strange webs. Some spiders also lose consciousness as they are mating, although this is not considered to be the same thing as sleeping.Learn More
A zebra spider goes through embryonic, larval, nymph and adult stages. A zebra spider begins in a fertilized egg sac, usually hidden underneath a rock. Upon hatching, the larva is too small to have any identifiable features. The nymph stage is the juvenile, or non-adult growing phase, and a zebra spider reaches adulthood within a year after undergoing five to 11 molts as a juvenile.Full Answer >
Pure bleach will kill spiders if it is applied directly to the insects. The easiest way to use bleach is to mix it with water in a spray bottle.Full Answer >
The tarantula hawk wasp is the biggest natural enemy of the tarantula. Many animals and insects, including larger mammals, reptiles, birds and fly maggots, eat tarantulas as well.Full Answer >
Spiders are carnivores that prey on insects and other spiders. Spiders will eat almost anything they can catch, including flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, bedbugs, crickets and moths.Full Answer >