Your semi-regular roundup of arachnid art, news, events, and science.

Okay, I know I said this was going to be fortnightly, but there were like 200 items for July and then Life and a lot of Depression happened. In this edition: arachnologists on livestreams and podcasts; tarantula-keepers’ feedback wanted; #PruittData retractions; spiders eating lizards; lizards eating spiders; new species named after Gollum and Norman Platnick; and more.

Terms in bold are defined in the glossary at the end of the post. Some minor format changes: links to papers are now in the [Journal Title] that follows the story. …


Your fortnightly roundup of arachnid art, news, and science.

In this edition: fantasy art, new books, court cases, picky black widows, the effects of Arctic climate change, tarantula trafficking, and tons of new species.

Terms in bold are defined in the glossary at the end of the post.

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A tube-web spider, Segestria florentina Kate Reece


Your regular roundup of arachnid art, news, and science.

In this edition: looking back at the American Arachnological Society’s first online meeting; a shakeup in the taxonomy world; research on venom, orbweaver hunting, and things that hunt spiders; new species; and more.

Terms in bold are defined in the Glossary at the end of the post.

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A harvestman with a snail stuck on him… • Erin Powell


The latest news, art, and science from the world of arachnids.

In this edition: synthetic silk, scorpion stings, social spider struggles, Spanish species surprises, and much more.

Terms in bold are defined in the Glossary at the end of the post.

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Adorable tarantulas! Which species can you identify? • pikaole


Your w̶e̶e̶k̶l̶y̶ r̶e̶g̶u̶l̶a̶r̶ periodical roundup of arachnid art, news, and science.

After a long hiatus, we’re back! We are catching up on May’s news and will be splitting up the month into at least two parts. In this edition: #BlackLivesMatter, spider art, newly minted doctors, sexual warfare, climate change and cannibalism, tailless whipscorpion senses, and more.

Terms in bold are defined in the Glossary at the end of the post.

#Breaking

Systemic racism and police brutality scar all parts of our society, including science. We are a small organization with a relatively narrow focus, but recent events are too important to ignore. It would be disingenuous and unethical to just talk arachnids and pretend nothing else is going on. …


Your regular round-up of all things arachnid.

Welcome back, everyone. I wish I could say our hiatus was because of These Uncertain Times, but honestly it was just plain old depression. In this edition: fascinating observations, enchanting arts and crafts, news about venom research, organic pesticides, educational videos, and more.

Terms in bold are defined in the Glossary at the end of the post.

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This striking solfugid was found in Bengaluru, India by iNaturalist user harshithjv.


Your weekly round-up of news, art, and science about our arachnid friends.

This week: springtime wolf spiders; researchers in lockdown; medical benefits of spider and scorpion venom IN MICE; new “family trees” for pirate spiders and jumping spiders; and more.

Terms in bold are defined in the glossary at the end.

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Wolf spider and caterpillar are friends~ • Kelly Brenner


Your week in arachnid art, photography, news, and science.

This week: strange and wonderful photos; one of the 20th century’s greatest arachnologists passes away; ECA 2020 postponed; and a small but mite-y assortment of new research.

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A Holconia huntsman covered in mites and pseudoscorpions. “I didn’t notice the pseudoscorpions until I processed the photo. Never stop looking closer!’ • Caitlin Henderson


A week’s worth of news, art, and science about amazing arachnids.

It’s been a fairly eventful week in the arachnid world, full of news both good and bad; educational podcasts, threads, and videos; and plenty of scientific research.

Terms in bold are defined in the glossary at the end.

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Forsteropsalis bona “has some of the most extreme cheliceral weapons” in its family • Erin Powell


Your weekly round-up of arachnid art, news, and science.

In this week’s edition: Animal Crossing; another cancelled conference; ballooning, climate change, and evolution; new jumping spiders; and more.

Words in bold are defined in the glossary at the end.

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A scorpion glowing under UV light scuttles through a cave adorned with San rock paintings • Piotr Naskrecki

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