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Spiders

True Facts About the Bolas Spider

True Facts About the Bolas Spider

Our favorite nature show host ZeFrank is here to school us about the Bolas spider – specifically, he’s here to introduce us to Nancy, a rotund little arachnid who enjoys luring in her buggy meals using sticky orbs she dangles from her butt ropes.

The Turret Spider

The Turret Spider

Native to California, the turret spider is a sneaky predator. Instead of building a web, it builds a small tower out of silk and soil, and covers it with plants and moss. It lives inside the tower for all its life, only springing into action when it senses vibrations nearby.

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BionicWheelBot

BionicWheelBot

Festo, makers of the SmartBird, Octopus Gripper, and BionicANT robot add to their nature-inspired menagerie with a robot whose abilities are based on those of the flic-flac spider, which can not only walk like a regular arachnid, but can cartwheel along the ground.

A Peacock Spider Christmas

A Peacock Spider Christmas

YouTuber Snake Buddies gathered and edited videos of peacock spiders from fellow YouTuber Peacockspiderman to make it seem like the Casanovas of arachnids were partaking in the Holiday spirit. The snowspiderman is somehow both cute and creepy.

Spidey Pulls a Heist

Spidey Pulls a Heist

Popson4 has a Dropcam security camera in his garage. It’s there to catch human intruders, but one night it caught a another kind of creepy crawler with its watchful eye. That’s what you get for keeping diamonds in your garage.

Why Spiders Don’t Stick to Webs

Why Spiders Don’t Stick to Webs

Craig “Wheezy Waiter” Benzine of Mental Floss explores another question that you’ve probably wondered about at some point : Why is it that spiders don’t get caught in their own webs, when everything else seems to stick to them?

Robugtix T8 Spiderbot

Robugtix T8 Spiderbot

An awesomely creepy robotic insect created using 3D-printed legs, 26 servo motors and special software algorithms which help it emulate the leg movements of a real spider. Arachnophobes, don’t hit the play button.

Creepy Neighborhood Spiders

Creepy Neighborhood Spiders

YouTuber Erick Reis came upon thousands of spiders suspended in very thin webs across power lines. A local biologist claimed that it was a normal phenomenon. Doesn’t make it less creepy.

Giant Spider Projection

Giant Spider Projection

Motion design artist Friedrich van Schoor shot footage of spiders running around a scale model, and then projected the shadows through the windows of an actual building.

Giant Spider Invasion

Giant Spider Invasion

Marlin Peterson was asked to paint a huge mural on the roof of the Seattle Center Armory and decided to paint giant 3-dimensional spiders on it – perfect for freaking out visitors to the Space Needle.

Cobwebs

Cobwebs

Arachnophobes look away! Cyriak fills our screens (and worst nightmares) with an endless barrage of animated spiders crafted from circuit boards, human heads, and other stuff. Get the Raid!

Loom (Animation)

Loom (Animation)

A great example of the high-quality work coming from the designers and storytellers at Polynoid, Loom delves deep into the intense relationship between the hunter and the hunted.

Spider Tango

Spider Tango

We didn’t realize that arachnids had such a dramatic mating ritual, but now that we’ve seen it set to music, we think this jumping spider has all the right moves to get into his lady spider’s bed.

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Mondo Spider

Mondo Spider

If they saw you coming down the road in this 1700 lb drivable arachnid, people would probably get out of your way. It doesn’t look that comfortable, but what do you want from a giant mechanical spider?

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