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Two More Spiders

This feature has links to two more crocheted spider patterns that I designed for you, but first, aren't you just a little curious about spiders?

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Spiders are eight-legged creatures, also called arachnids.

The human skeleton is a familiar sight around Halloween time. It's interesting to note that a spiders skeleton is on the outside of its body (an exoskeleton).

You might not know this about spiders: Most of them have eight eyes! You would think this would give them powerful vision; actually the best vision amounst spiders is being able to see 8 inches away (jumping spider).

All spiders can produce silk, which they use to make their webs. This silk is also important to their well-being as it is a trap for their favorite meals, namely various insects.

Spiders are all hyped up to be creepy creatures at Halloween time; it's true that they look scary but most spiders are actually harmless to humans. Some scientists say that spiders are shy and that few spiders will bite a human even when coaxed to. (Not that we'll be any more inclined to give a spider the opportunity, but it is nice to know.)

So there, now that you know that, you'll feel more comfortable having this shy, but creepy-looking buttonhole spider hanging on your shirt this Halloween.

Button this spider to your shirt or coat for instant spider-crawling-on-you Halloween decoration.

Have a Happy Halloween!

This feature is copyright 1998 by Sandi Marshall
Spider graphics on this page drawn by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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