Oliver just rose a brow towards Con. He believed it to be true, 300+ years wondering the Earth and there’s bound to be some bumps in the road but man, those some times turn into hills and it’s pretty hard to get over. Especially with every single time you look in the mirror you’re slapped with reality and what situation your in.
“ That a trick question? “
There’s a bit of a smirk to Oliver’s face afterwards. Didn’t mean he still felt down or not but keeping a frown on felt weird to have. Taking her hand into his, rubbing a finger over her hand due to only being able to do that with her smaller one.
For centuries, spiders have inspired mythmakers from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero Spider-Man, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Among the most versatile animals on the planet, spiders inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rain forests to crowded cities.
Time to test your spider knowledge, can you tell if these facts are true or false?
Spiders evolved before dinosaurs walked on Earth.
True! Spiders evolved around 300 million years ago. Those ancient spiders didn’t build webs but sought the safety of burrows dug underground. There, they were shaded from the Sun and protected from predators.
There are as many species of mammals as there are spiders.
False. While there are more than 5,400 mammal species, scientists have identified more than 44,500 spider species so far. There may be at least as many still out there to be discovered.
Spiders have poor eyesight.
True. Nearly all have eight simple eyes—consisting of one lens and a retina—arranged in different ways but, for the most part, don’t see very well. In most cases, spiders use other senses, like touch and smell, to help capture prey.
I’m very likely to be bitten by a spider.
False. With a few exceptions, spiders are very shy. They almost always run away rather than bite. In addition, misdiagnosis of insect bites as spider bites is very common.
Learn more about these amazing arachnids in Spiders Alive! closing November 29.