spiders live on their own but a few species live in a family units
sharing webs and prey.
spiders are predatory and will even sometimes each one another.
spiders live on insects which they have to catch in order to survive.
spiders weave silken webs to catch their prey. In most spiders
the silk is produced from glands in the spider's abdomen.
spiders spend hours making these webs they sometimes only catch
one fly every few days.
often have to carry out repairs to their webs when they become
can often tell the type of spider from the shape of the web.
web of the garden spider is wheel-shaped.
web of the field spider is a tangled mass of threads.
web of the house spider is a horizontal sheet.
spiders don't use a web to kill their prey.
chase their prey.
spiders hide and spring on their victims.
spiders hide in flowers the same colour of themselves and wait
for visiting insects.
spiders make silken tubes in the ground. It then catches worms,
snails and beetles through the walls of this silken tube.
produce poison with which to overcome their prey. It also deters
predators who would eat them.