Spiders Have Tiny Cute Feet.
Have you ever thought spiders are cute?
We are pretty sure that looking at them closer will cause you to rethink how you currently see them. It has never occurred to you to look closer at their feet, thinking they are ugly! The spiders’ tiny paws are not frightening at all. Take a closer look, and you’ll notice how cute they are.
Tarsus is the scientific name for Spider Paws.
There are eight parts of a spider’s leg, and the Tarsus is just one of them, which is scientifically referred to as its paw. The claws are attached to the paws of these animals, just like in dogs and cats.
They are also responsible for picking up air changes, so they can detect smells and hear things, and this doubles up as their ears and nose.
If you study the spider paws closely in the photos we have compiled for this article, you will notice something that you have never noticed before! I mean, why would you.
Amazing things you didn’t know about spiders
- Spiders can see things we cannot.
Salticids (jumping spiders) are the only creatures capable of seeing into wavelength ranges we humans cannot. Several species have been shown to be able to detect UVA and UVB light.
- There are approximately 40,000 known species of spiders.
- Antarctica is the only continent in the world that doesn’t have spiders.
- Not all spiders weave webs, but the ones that do have claws at the tip of each leg.
Around 900 species of tarantulas have furry paws, and most of them belong to them. A few of them can reach up to 30cm in length, roughly the length of a dinner plate. Approximately 600,000 tiny strands of fur stick out from the claw tufts on the paws.
This dense number of hairs makes it possible for the spider to travel on vertical surfaces, including glass.
Leaving aside the science, these things are adorable! Next time I’m freaking out over a spider in my kitchen, I hope to remember this fact. Take a look at our collection of cute spider paws, and you’ll change your mind about these arachnids.
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