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About This Animal
- Sometimes thought of as insects, spiders are
actually part of the "arachnids" family.
- Not all spiders can make webs.
- All spiders (as well as scorpions) have eight
- Most spiders feed on insects. Some of the
larger ones sometimes catch birds and small mammals.
- THE MATING GAME: Mating can be unpleasant
for male spiders. Females are usually larger and attack anything
that moves. Males approach cautiously and take care to identify
himself. Some males may present a female with a dead fly then
"surprise attack" her while she is eating it. Some females will
eat the male anyway after mating. As you can see, it's better to
be a "Spider-Woman" than a "Spider-Man".