posted on Jun, 3 2012 @ 02:58 PM
Originally posted by AFewGoodWomen
I believe it's instinct to be afraid of spiders ( I have arachnophobia myself) because...they can kill you.
I hate spiders...they are evil.
Spiders ain't evil and as that is your opinion, i will just say:
At present there are about 34,000 recorded and named species of spiders in the world, it is believed that there maybe between 75,000 and 100,000
actual species of spiders, so only less than half of all the potential types have actually been identified.
As for the number of non-venomous spiders, all spiders use venom to kill their food but, in most species this venom is only harmful to their food
(insects and some mammals, birds and reptiles).
Only about a dozen species of spider have venom that is actually harmful to humans
, of those only one is a tarantula, all the others are
generally small spiders such as the notorious Black Widow or the Brazilian Wandering Spider..
edit on 09/02/2012 by KaelemJames because: