How savvy is your spider knowledge?

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June 11, 2024

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Editor’s Note: Questions for this month’s test were contributed by Greg Baumann; Foster Brusca; Doug Foster; Desiree Straubinger, BCE; and Mark VanderWerp, BCE. Want to know how you did? The answers are listed at the bottom of the page.


Tech Test Tidbit: Feeding time

No need to fear spiders
Almost all spiders are venomous and use their venom to subdue their prey. Spiders seldom bite humans; if they do, the result is generally short-term localized pain. Two North American groups, widow spiders (Latrodectus spp.) and recluse spiders (Loxosceles spp.), are known for their medically relevant bites, however.

Answers to June Tech Test
1. True, 2. C, 3. True, 4. False, 5. True, 6. True, 7. True, 8. True, 9. C, 10. A

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