The spider is found all over the world—from the tropics to the Artic, it is believed that there are over 40,000 known species of spiders on the earth today. What is unique about spiders is that they all produce silk. Some species use it to trap insects in webs, and it can also be used to aid in climbing, to protect egg sacs, and to wrap prey in preparation for consumption. Spiders are often referred to in popular culture, symbolism and culture. They have been attributed by numerous cultures with the origination of basket-weaving, knotwork, weaving, spinning and net-making. The ancient Moche people of Peru actually worshipped nature, and often put spiders in their art.
Why worry about messing around with a live spider when you can get a real one already prepared for you to examine anyways? Students and teachers needn’t worry, this spider won't bite! This is a great specimen of a REAL spider mounted in a small clear acrylic block. Great for looking at details under a microscope, or for having in the classroom, this is a great educational resource for the young science student or for the serious entomologist! They’re small enough that you can even keep one in your pocket as a good luck charm if you have an insatiable passion for arachnids
Note: Actual size of block is 1.75in x 1.25in x 0.375in
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