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Hello! I decided to just make a scorpion blog it's called scorpion-love(.)tumblr(.)com since I couldn't find any already made :) It's obviously very new and I just got my first scorp like a month and a half ago so my knowledge is limited atm, but it's better than nothing lol


woo that’s great :)


Social spiders!

Flat Huntsman Spiders are found all over Australia where they hide under tree bark in colonies that can number up to 300 individuals.

They share any food that accidentally crawls into their lair, but each spider also goes out at night to hunt on their own. They only bring back food to share with the colony if they don’t have time to finish eating before the sun comes up.

These spiders were used a lot in the film Arachnophobia but they’re actually quite timid and unlikely to bite, and their venom is pretty much harmless.

Still, give them some time and they’ll soon be taking over the world and enslaving/eating us all! Or maybe they’ll just ignore us and occasionally break open our homes to watch us run away screaming. We’ll have to wait and see.

…Video: Snake Artist


Absurd Creature of the Week:

The World’s Goofiest-Looking Spider Is Actually a Brutal Ninja

by Matt Simon 

The bizarre assassin spiders of Australia, South America, and Madagascar, with their craning necks and enormous jaws and general what-in-the-what-now appearance. These beauties (also known appropriately enough as pelican spiders) hunt other spiders, and by deploying their jaws out 90 degrees from their necks, they can impale prey, inject venom, and let them dangle there to die, all without getting bitten themselves. It’s a bit like the school bully holding a nerd at arm’s-length while the poor kid swings hopelessly at the air…

(read more: Wired Science)

photographs: Jeremy Miller and Hannah Wood


Western Black WidowLatrodectus hesperus

Spiders of the genus Latrodectus are found worldwide, and in North America, black widows are among the few species harmful to people. Still, they’re web builders that stay in their retreats day and night. If you see one outside its web, it’s likely a male in search of a female. That trip can end badly. As their name suggests, female black widows sometimes eat males after mating.

Check me out: If I have a red hourglass on my underside, I’m a widow spider.

Species Range: From Canada to the warmer regions of the western U.S. and south to Mexico

Habitat: Terrestrial; crevices, including those in and around houses

Should you worry? Yes. I’m shy and my fangs are small, but my venom is potent. Black widow venom contains powerful chemicals called neurotoxins, including one specific to vertebrates like us. Once injected, the venom may flood nerve endings with chemical signals, causing paralysis. 

Unlikely to Bite: Black widows are shy and tend not to bite humans unless disturbed. Most bites involve such a small amount of venom that the victim survives.

See the Western Black Widow in Spiders Alive! open now. 


​Here’s A Spider So Awful You’ll Wish It Would Only Bite You To Death

by Esther Inglis-Arkell

The hackled orb weaver has no fangs. If you’re its prey, that might sound like good news. It’s not. It means that it will kill you in an even more excruciating way than spiders normally do.

The hackled orb weaver spiders (family Uloboridae) doesn’t actually have any penetrating teeth, apparently because that gets the delicious business of killing over with too quickly. Instead of paralyzing and liquifying its victims, the orb weaver chooses to do its own personal riff on the Saw movies — it wraps the victim in its silk.

Buried alive, you say? That sounds rather nasty, you say? You know nothing.

Because once the orb weaver has its victim surrounded in silk, it keeps going. More and more it wraps. Tighter and tighter it wraps. A single moth gets 460 feet of silk put into its death. How does it finally die? Well, after the spider has broken the insects’ legs and wings to prevent any chance of escape, it concentrates on the head — eventually it wraps its prey so tight that the insects’ own eyes get forced down into its head, killing it.

That’s right, this spider wraps things so tightly that it kills them with their own inward-exploding-eyeballs…

Sleep well.

(via: io9)

photograph by Olei and Sarefo

On the left you have my spider Eddy posing for the camera and on the right you have a drawing of him

It was hard to do all the tiny hair stuff on him.. i think this is the smallest drawing i did in years

Love the little guy, i want more spiders


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Wow! Epic artist :)