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All spiders spin silk, produced from specialized glands at the tail of the abdomen called spinnerets. Frequently many threads are spun together, each one being perhaps less than one hundredth of a millimetre in diameter. The liquid silk pulled into threads is spun together. The liquid silk pulled into threads dries chemically, rather than due to the action of air and weight for weight is considerably stronger than steel.



1. Fear of spiders is called Arachnophobia
2. It is one of the most common fears among humans
3. Spiders are not insects. Insects have three body parts and six legs
4. Spiders have eight legs and two body parts, the abdomen and the thorax
5. Not all spiders spin webs. Spiders belong to the Arachnid family
6. There are more than 30,000 species of spiders
7. Most spiders have either six or eight eyes
8. Spider bites can be quite painful, and a select few can be fatal
9. Spiders eat many types of harmful insects, helping to keep your garden free of pests
10. Webs get dirty and torn, so lots of spiders make a new one every day

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