Where spiders come from?

I know, a lot of us sometimes are scared of spiders. It’s even got it’s own diagnostic name: Arachnophobia. What I find incredible is the estimate that between 3 to 6% of population has a fear of spiders.. and we are not counting all the other insects. And sometimes, when we don’t fear insects; we…

Watching spider eggs develop (14hr time lapse video)

Babies are beautiful. Even for an organism like spider (which invoke mixed reaction in everyone); watching a tiny baby spider develop is incredibly beautiful. I get goose bumps talking about it. Also; I have been on a mission to image cell division using almost nothing but a foldscope (no specialized tools); and that led me…

Brown Widow Egg Sac

DANGER!!  Do not try this at home, brown widow spiders are very venomous, and I was rather surprised by their numbers and speed when I attacked their egg sac.