• All spiders spin silk but not all spiders spin webs.
  • When a spider travels it always has 4 legs on the ground and 4 legs off the ground at any given time.
  • Spiders have blue blood.
  • A spider’s muscles pull its legs inward, but cannot extend its legs out again. Instead, it must pump a watery liquid into its legs to push them out.
  • BEWARE! Arachnophobia is the fear of the spiders. It is one of the most common phobias in North America and Europe. 
  • The silk that comes out of the spider’s spinneret is liquid, but it hardens as soon as it comes in contact with air.
  • Wolf spiders can run at speeds of up to 2 feet per second.
  • Hummingbirds use small sticks and the silk from spider webs to weave a nest for themselves.
  • A strand of spider silk long enough to encircle Earth would weigh just over a pound.