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Different types of Spiders:

Spider Stories.

20 March 2006:

The photo below was taken at a house in Mt Lawley. The spider above attacked the bee that was flying around the house and had got tangled in it's web. The spider emerged from the light fitting and latched it's self on to the bee, paralysing it before wrapping the bee up in it's web. The bee was dragged up into the light fitting and consumed.

spider at house

11 April 2005:

The below spider was found at a local business in Balcatta WA.

spider found at business 1 spider found at business 2

26 April 2005:

This spider was found at a local residence house in Koongamia. If you look closely you will see this is a mummy spider with hundreds of tiny babies on its back.

spider at residence

Spiders:

They have packed their cases and are moving in!

Spiders! They creep around your house, eating tiny insects and bugs. Good? Yes. But they can be a real hazard if you have young children or pets. These eight legged creepy crawlies become more noticeable in the summer months. They generally lay their eggs in your roof void during winter and come out in summer in search of somewhere warm.

The spider body consists of two sections, the cephalothoraxes (a fused head and thorax region) and the abdomen. Their blood has no red blood cells so in order to get oxygen into their blood they use lung-books or spiracles. They have 3-4 pairs of eyes and tiny hair like spines which help with their sense of taste and touch.

Once fertilized, the female lays an egg sac. This sac contains many eggs that are enclosed in a mass of silken thread.

These eggs hatch inside the sac and the spiderlings will not emerge from the sac until they have shed their skin once. The spiderlings disperses from their nest by ballooning silken threads that waft in the wind. As this silken thread lengthens the spiderlings get carried away from the nest. To reach an adult state they must malt numerous times.

The life span of your common web-spinning spiders is generally less than 12 months. The life span of your ground –dwelling spiders is often longer because they develop slower and can live for a few years.

Spiders are nocturnal creatures and will become more active in the evenings when light begins to fade. It’s about this time of day that web-spiders begin construction their webs and ground spiders will go out in search of food.

Spiders are cannibals and will kill each other if there is a shortage of food. They are carnivorous and inject their victims with venom using their fangs which paralyses their prey before they consume them. Most spider bites to human’s results in swelling, but some can inject a toxic substance that results in death.

What attracts spiders.

Cool, dark places where they won’t dry out. These place may include under fence’s, pots, patios and sheds.

Stewarts can treat your house for you this summer. We can treat inside the roof void, inside the house and outside. To find out more information contact Stewarts.

Blackhouse Spider:

black house spider

This video below shows a spider catching a wasp in it's web.

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