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Arachnids News

African tarantula takes 'Best in Show' for 2014

Coventry - What did the judges look for in determining the prettiest and best groomed tarantula during the 29th annual exhibition of the British Tarantula Society last week? Actually, there are more specifications than one might think.

New treatment for spider bites

The venom of the brown recluse spider reacts differently in the body to most other spider bites. Researchers are of the view that the discovery could lead to new treatments for spider bites.

Spider builds decoy spiders to confuse predators

A spider from the genus Cyclosa that crafts elaborate decoys to confuse predators was recently discovered in the Peruvian rainforest.

Aussie must live, sleep with spiders for three weeks for charity

Melbourne - An Australian man, who considers himself a real-life Spiderman, will spend 22 days enclosed in a glass store-front window with hundreds of poisonous spiders to break a record for habitation with arachnids, while raising money for charity.

Man keeps scorpions as pets instead of selling them as snacks

After years of selling scorpions as tasty snacks, a Thailand man, who practices Buddhism, is now keeping scorpions as pets to atone for his previous practices.

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