Halloween

Who needs to decorate for Halloween when you have these guys around?

 

All spiders are venomous, because they need venom to kill their prey. However, prey usually consists of a variety of insects (including pest insects), and humans aren’t on the menu.

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Venom requires a large amount of energy to produce, so arachnids typically don’t want to waste it on something they won’t eat.

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For example, the much feared black widow spider is actually considered quite shy. The CDC reports: Spiders are usually not aggressive and most bites occur because a spider is trapped or unintentionally contacted.

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