SPIDER Under A Microscope!

SPIDER Under A Microscope!


hey everybody welcome to my fictitious
laboratory where today we’re gonna be getting up close and personal with
something that a lot of people are afraid of spiders. before we do that if you
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alrighty guys well to begin with this is the spider that we are looking at and
this is gonna be at 40 times magnification starting at the farthest
end of his bottom and we’re gonna be going towards his head now his bottom
actually shriveled up a little bit and so right now what you’re looking at is
the thorax and you can begin to see actually their eyes now spiders are not
exactly insects as you might know spiders have eight legs and two main
body parts whereas insects have six legs and three main body parts spiders also
don’t have antennae we’re gonna continue looking at their eyes and you can see
that there’s actually a very pretty brown color in the eyes but I believe
that’s actually a reflection of my desk color through its eyes you might also
notice that it’s really really hairy compared to what you might think there is actually one estimate that
humans are never more than 10 feet away from a spider at any time so if you had
problems falling asleep before good luck now you right here we’re actually looking at the
top of its pedipalps or their fangs later on I’ll flip them over and you
guys will be able to see better but these are just better images of their
eyes one of the benefits that spiders give us is that they actually eat more
insects than birds and bats combined and so I don’t think anybody really likes
mosquitoes and biting flies and so I might take the benefits of spiders over
other insects one interesting fact about spiders is
that spider blood actually contains hemocyanin rather than hemoglobin and so
that means that spider blood is actually going to be blue you
you now when we get to the tip of the leg
you’ll notice that it’s actually covered in hair and that’s to help it climb
walls compared to some outside spiders that won’t have as much hair spiders
actually molt and lead their shells behind which was a pretty gross thing
but I didn’t know until earlier this year spider silk is five times stronger
than steel if it’s the same thickness one interesting fact about something
that spiders give other animals is that hummingbirds will actually use spider
silk along with some small sticks to weave their nests these are the joints of the legs of the
spider you can see that the joints are actually not covered in as much hair as
the rest you you this is the spider leg in the tip of the
spider leg now this is the spider actually flipped
upside down and so this would be what you might think of as his belly and you
can actually see the joints for all eight legs and what you’re looking at
now are actually his fangs yeah remember spiders don’t have in tane but they do
have fangs or pedipalps and so what you’re looking at should be the fangs
and they’re actually covered in here which came as a bit of a surprise to me but all right guys if you enjoyed this
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3 thoughts on “SPIDER Under A Microscope!

  1. Very cool stuff, I enjoyed it. But at the end, the fangs would be under the pedipalps. If you could move them out of the way, you would see the fangs just above it's mouth. You can see them really good in this video (not mine) with the pedipalps held up to expose the fangs… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_y2HM9voLE

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