Jimenez concluded that the Califorctenus belongs to same family as the Brazilian wandering spider, which is a notoriously deadly spider.
Tarantulas, the world's largest spiders, give people the creeps because of their hairy bodies and legs, but for Ming, tarantulas are loving creatures that need affection just like any other animals.
Funnel web spider's venom holds a harmless ingredient that could be used to prevent damage caused by stroke.
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that humans on Earth consume about 400 million tonnes of meat and fish each year while spiders eat 400-800 million tons of prey every year.
Spiders are not the only animals that produce sticky substances to trap their food. According to a new study, the larvae of a glowworm group called Arachnocampa can also secrete adhesive substances that form like long lines of tiny droplets to prey insects.
This is not a hoax nor a false Halloween story to startle you. The mightiest spider you'll probably ever see can be found in Australia.
The world is dubbing the 21-year-old man as the "unluckiest man on earth."
These ancient armored spiders possess features unlike any spider we have at present.
With their huge size, the fen raft spiders can eat fish. They can hide or swim under water for about 20 minutes.
Male Darwin's Bark Spiders, who are 14 times smaller than the gigantic females, routinely salivate onto female arachnid genitalia, pre-, during, and post-copulation.
In the world filled with rare creatures, scientists discovered a cunning snake who pretends to be a snake to lure its prey. After years of studying the creature, they found out how the spider-tailed viper behaves. The cunning Iranian Pseudocerastes urarachnoides spider-tailed viper, uses the tip of its tail which resembles a viper to lure birds.
Scientists recently found an unexpected species of tree-dwelling funnel-web spiders in Australia's Booderee National Park. This suggests that the area's biodiversity needs be more thoroughly researched.
Arachnophobics beware: the deepest moat between you and your eight-legged nemeses will not keep you safe. Experts have recently determined that some species of spider can travel across water, using their bodies like sail-boats in order to reach new places where they can thrive and terrify.
Sleek and graceful, frisky and mischievous - humans have long drawn obvious parallels between feline characteristics and 'sexy' behavior. Now, researchers have determined that one species of spider may have also taken some cues from the kitty-cat playbook, apparently purring like pleased Persians in order to attract a mate.