Top 10 Myths About Spiders

Most people feel uncomfortable with the presence of spiders. They believe that they are harmful pertaining to the human life but in real these are not the fact, rather they are myths. Though some are facts but most of them are myths. Thus the top 10 myths about spiders are:


1. Truth about Camel Spiders

Truth about Camel Spiders

This is one of the most interesting facts that Camel Spiders appears to have ten legs and are mainly found on the back of the camel stomach (so called camel spiders) and are 1 ft. in length. This is a total myth because firstly they are not the spiders, rather they mainly belong to the class of Solifuage which include other spiders also like wind spider and sun spider. Another myth related to them is that they run with a speed of 25 mph and during running they make some screaming noise. Though Camel spiders are nocturnal therefore they stay active mainly in nights and run away from the heat generated by sun. They are most commonly found in Eastern deserts, Southwestern USA, Mexico.


2. Grand Daddy Long Legs Venom

Grand Daddy Long Legs Venom

Daddy Long Legs are the most powerful venom among spiders and are the most harmful spider. It is also said that their bite caused the death of a person. This is a myth because though these spiders can bite but they have no poison and venom and have harmless bites. These spiders should not be confused with the Opiliones or crane fly as they are not spiders as they don’t have venom. These spiders come in the class of the spider family Pholcidae. They are mainly found in the corners of the wall, cave and other corner related areas. The legs of these spiders are so long that they easily catch the mosquitoes and other web spiders in their own web and kill them.


3. Black Widows eat their Mates

Black Widows eat their Mates

This is one of the interesting facts that the Black widows eat the male during mating which is a myth as it is not entirely true. Black widow is called so because during mating a female spider kills her husband and thus become a widow. This fact is mainly found among the southern black widow spider and they prevent their nest more aggressively than other black widow female spiders. After laying more than hundred eggs during mating, maximum 30 of them became the black widow female spiders.


4. Swallow 8 spiders per year during sleep

Swallow 8 spiders per year during sleep

This is another myth that you swallow nearly about eight spiders during sleeping. This myth was stated by Lisa Holtz, but because this is a myth then no need of worrying about it by preventing your mouth with tapes during sleeping which some people did earlier. But at one instance, this myth turned out to be fact that when you are away from your home for a month and then check your home thereafter, you will find many spiders clinging at the corner of the walls.


5. Laying eggs on the skin of humans

Laying eggs on the skin of humans

Yet another myth that spiders lays eggs on the skin of the human. An email arrived on net describing that a person was bitten by a scorpion and after few hours swelling arises which one day burst out and give rise to a baby spider. This is a complete myth because spiders never lay eggs on human skin. This is a myth story which is well related to the story of bot fly which describes that a bot fly lay eggs on human skin.


6. Spider don’t get caught in their own web

Spider don't get caught in their own web

This myth is true at a very few situation but very often it is believed that spiders often get stuck in their own web which results in their death in their own web. Thus many spiders move safely and carefully towards and away from their web by keeping in mind as to not get stuck in the web.


7. Spiders in the Hair

Spiders in the hair

Another myth arrives when it comes to know that there are a huge number of spiders in your hair and you can find them at any instant. It is also said that spiders makes their nest in the hair of woman. But actually this is a myth and spiders never like to live in the people hairs, rather they are found mainly in the corners of the wall and if the spiders are large then they would be find roaming nearby on the surface and not in the hair. Also the hair usable ingredients and cosmetics don’t allow them to enter a person’s hair and this fact is a total myth fact.


8. Don’t kill it, Put it outside

Don’t kill it, Put it outside

This fact is one of the interesting myths that you must be kind to the spiders that if you find them moving on your body or on the walls you behave softly and you should never kill them, rather put them outside. Now this is seriously a matter of laugh because no one will be ever kind to someone who tries to hurt him and tries to spoil the nearby environment. Though there are some spiders which are found in Europe which can’t sustain outside and are only habitual to indoor life.


9. Surrounded by spider at every 3 feet

Surrounded by spider at every 3 feet

This is a ridiculous fact that our life journey starts with a spider and ends with a spider which means that you are all around surrounded by spiders at every 3 feet and colliding with them at every instant. Is it really? The answer is no. Though if the distance between a person and a spider is increased by 50 ft. then it can be a fact or a matter to be focused upon but 3 ft. is damn a false shit. Spiders at every 3 ft. are a complete myth.


10. Carolina writing spider

Carolina writing spider

Now this is a ridiculous myth that Carolina spider knows that when your life will be ended and it will write your name in the web. What a myth, that a spider can write even and that also your name along with depicting your death. Such stories never exist in real life and are just come up by Golden Orb Weaver Spider which does have some attractive and impressive web but the fact mentioned in the heading is totally a myth.

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