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Definition of spider

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Definition as written by Xenomorf:

Any of a number of small, eight-legged animals having a body composed of two divisions, a cephalothorax bearing the legs and an abdomen bearing two or more pairs of spinnerets, whose function is to spin the silk threads from which they make nests, cocoons, or webs for trapping insects; the spider is an arachnid and not an insect.

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Definition as written by Monocromatico:

All spiders are a bless in a garden, as they hunt and eat insects, keeping their population under control. They can either build webs, which they use to capture flying insects, or hide themselves under leaves, inside flowers, on trunks, or wherever they canīt be seen, expecting for insects to come nearby. Some live in small holes in the soil, and hunt crawling animals around it.

Most spiders are harmless, and wonīt attack unless you place your hand directly on them. But certain spiders (like the black widow, or the small south american brown spider) are very poisonous, and, if stung, drive the victim to the nearest hospital, prefferable taking the spider in a glass with you, so they can identify the species and the correspondent antidote. In addition, call a specialized biologist, who will tell if you have a possible infestation of those dangerous spiders, and how to get rid of them.


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