Arachnid
Wild Fact #16 – The Newly Discovered Spider – Mysmena wawuensis

Wild Fact #16 – The Newly Discovered Spider – Mysmena wawuensis

  The newly discovered spider, Mysmena wawuensis, is so incredibly new that these tiny spiders don’t even have a common name yet. Just how new are they? Well, the journal describing this spider species (and another that was found with them) was published May 21, 2013. Yeah, that is about 3 weeks

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Wild Fact #68 – Finger-Like Legs – Baboon Spider

Wild Fact #68 – Finger-Like Legs – Baboon Spider

  Cool Facts About The Baboon Spider A large spider ranging in size from 1.3 to 9 cm long, the Baboon Spider is so named because its last two leg segments curiously resemble the finger of a baboon The rest of their body is hairy and usually varies in colour

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Wild Fact #74 – No Ordinary Cat – Green Lynx Spider

Wild Fact #74 – No Ordinary Cat – Green Lynx Spider

Cool Facts About The Green Lynx Spider The Green Lynx Spider has a bright, translucent green coloured body with red spots, which help the Spider blend into its environment Although they do not build webs, they will spin a silk dragline as they hunt between leaves of plants The Green

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Wild Fact #92 – Got The Blues? – Cobalt Blue Tarantula

Wild Fact #92 – Got The Blues? – Cobalt Blue Tarantula

Cool Things About The Cobalt Blue Tarantula Yes, the colour of the Cobalt Blue Tarantula is actually a greyish-blue. This probably doesn’t make the spider more lovable but it definitely doesn’t hurt This Old World Tarantula is native to the tropical forests of southeast Asia including Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

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Wild Fact #104 – Raining Spiders – Anelosimus eximius

Wild Fact #104 – Raining Spiders – Anelosimus eximius

Cool Things You Need To Know The Anelosimus eximius may be one of the most social spiders on the planet – this isn’t something you want to hear if you hate spiders What is worse than a social spider? How about raining spiders…yes, these spiders have been in the news

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Wild Fact #108 – It’s A Trap – Trapdoor Spider

Wild Fact #108 – It’s A Trap – Trapdoor Spider

Cool Things You Need To Know There is a species of Trapdoor Spider named after US President Barack Obama (Aptostichus barackobamai) and another species named after U2 singer, Bono (Aptostichus bonoi) - I am still waiting for them to name one after me This particular spider just happens to be in the

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Wild Fact #113 – Creepy Crawler – Tree Stump Spider

Wild Fact #113 – Creepy Crawler – Tree Stump Spider

Cool Stuff You Need To Know! The Tree Stump Spider is also known as the Two-Tailed Spider as a result of their two web spinning mechanisms Believe it or not there are over 150 different Tree Stump Spider species, which means there are A LOT of creepy looking spider in

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Wild Fact #130 – Small But Colourful – Peacock Spider

Wild Fact #130 – Small But Colourful – Peacock Spider

Did You Know? The Peacock Spider is also known as the Gliding Spider and just happens to be a type of jumping spider The unique colouring of these arachnids are quite spectacular (also the reason for their common name), however, it is only the males that possess this colourful beauty

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Wild Fact #187 – The Power of Being an Ant – Black-Footed Ant Spider

Wild Fact #187 – The Power of Being an Ant – Black-Footed Ant Spider

Did You Know? As the name suggests, the Black-Footed Ant Spider is a spider that mimics ants The Black-Footed Ant Spider is a social animal and have been known to form communal nests consisting of hundreds of spiders (Tweet This) This particular species of jumping spider was only discovered in

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Wild Fact #222 – Whole New Meaning to “World Wide Web” –  Darwin’s Bark Spider

Wild Fact #222 – Whole New Meaning to “World Wide Web” – Darwin’s Bark Spider

If you are not a fan of spiders, you may want to skip over today’s Wild Fact. Although, if you love interesting facts about a spider that create webs 10 times stronger than kevlar, keep reading. The Darwin’s Bark Spider is a fairly new species as they were only discovered

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Wild Fact #361 – A Hollywood Life – Camel Spiders

Wild Fact #361 – A Hollywood Life – Camel Spiders

For the last Wild Fact of the week, we are going to help dispel some crazy myths about a magnificent animal, the Camel Spider. Throughout the Gulf War, these animals managed to get a lot of attention since they shared the desert with the troops. Over the years, stories spread

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Wild Fact #382 – The Tired Traveler – Rabid Wolf Spider

Wild Fact #382 – The Tired Traveler – Rabid Wolf Spider

Today’s Wild Fact may be creepy but I promise it won’t bite……on second thought, it probably will bite a little. The Rabid Wolf Spider is known to be rather aggressive, however, they are not typically dangerous to humans. This is a good thing since they are one of the most

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Wild Fact #415 – One Long Name – Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider

Wild Fact #415 – One Long Name – Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider

We are going to start the week with an animal that has the longest name of any of the Wild Facts that has been completed so far. I figured saying Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider three times fast would be a great way to get your brain working on this

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Wild Fact #426 – A Spider’s Worst Nightmare – Portia Spider

Wild Fact #426 – A Spider’s Worst Nightmare – Portia Spider

So it looks like you made it through another great week of animal facts. We are going to end this particular week off with a rather interesting spider that will probably make you jump. The Portia Spider is part of the Jumping Spider family and has to be one of

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Wild Fact #437 – If You’re Happy and You Know it… – Happy Face Spider

Wild Fact #437 – If You’re Happy and You Know it… – Happy Face Spider

As the week is winding down, I figured everyone could use a good smile to help get them through til Friday. I am willing to bet that today’s animal will put a smile on everybody’s face. In fact, even the Happy Face Spider is smiling, so if he can do

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Wild Fact #499 – Ewwwww – Dock Spider

Wild Fact #499 – Ewwwww – Dock Spider

Now I know a lot of my readers will not be too pleased with today’s Wild Fact but while visiting my parents place this past weekend, I learned that they are in the midst of quite the battle with the infamous Dock Spider. Apparently they keep finding nests with hundreds

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Wild Fact #571 – Small but Dangerous – Tick

Wild Fact #571 – Small but Dangerous – Tick

I am not going to lie – today’s Wild Fact may make you itchy and cause you to think that you have bugs all over your body.  Don’t worry, this is a normal side effect that most people experience when talking about little creepy-crawlies such as Ticks.   That’s right, we

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Wild Fact #588 – The Littlest Hobo – Hobo Spider

Wild Fact #588 – The Littlest Hobo – Hobo Spider

It is the middle of the week and I figured it would be a good time to discuss a dangerous animal.  But first, I will be very happy if anyone that isn’t my family member catches “The Littlest Hobo” reference in the title.  For the record, today’s dangerous animal has

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Wild Fact #674 – Long Jump Winner – Jumping Spiders

Wild Fact #674 – Long Jump Winner – Jumping Spiders

Lately it seems as though we have been focusing on way to many mammal species so today we are going to learn about a very cool eight legged animal.  Now, I know some of you may not like spiders but I can guarantee that you will find Jumping Spiders to

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Wild Fact #732 – The Gold Rush – Golden Orb Weaver

Wild Fact #732 – The Gold Rush – Golden Orb Weaver

I just realized I missed a very important date in history.  On August 22, 2010, Wild Facts celebrated its 1 year anniversary. I can’t believe it has been over a year already.  We have covered off quite a few animal species so far and I am just as excited as

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