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Spiders (Arthropods)

Spiders have eight legs and fangs that inject venom into their prey, or they can also use their fangs to bite predators. Most that are native to Michigan do not have antennae or extensor muscles to move their limbs and instead they use hydraulic pressure to walk. They can produce silk to build webs which they use to catch insects. It's estimated that they will feed on 10-30 times their weight in insects each year. Common species produce tangled cobwebs, whereas orb weavers will build circular geometric shaped webs. Females will weave silk egg cases which can contain hundreds of eggs. The venom of most spiders found in Michigan is not particularly dangerous to humans, however arachnophobia, an abnormal fear of spiders effects 3.5 to 6.1 percent of humans.

Spiders build webs and lay eggs, or they hunt and roam around. Destroying webs when housekeeping can get web dwellers that otherwise do not leave the webs. One particularly dreadful species in Michigan is the wolf spider, because they are active hunters and roam around, their constant movement and appearance make them quite menacing. They're not known to bite humans unless provoked, but unlike webbed species, you never know where you might encounter one. It's best to seal the home to protect the indoors and leave nature outside.

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