Scary Spiders

By: Kevin

A Dangerous Black and Red Spider

Is that a spider? Run! It's ok, black widow spiders are harmless as long as you don't bother them. Black widow spiders have very cool characteristics to learn about. In my paper, you will learn about their diet, how dangerous they really are, and what they look like.

Smart, Small, Spiders

These wonderful spiders belong to the arachnids family. Black widow spiders are black and red. According to the National Geographic Society, "Their size is relative to a paperclip. " Which makes them hard to spot when you're trying to capture one.

This is a black widow spider.

Strong Spiders

Black widow spiders are very poisonous. "This spider's bite is much feared because it's venom is reported to be fifteen times stronger than a rattlesnake's." They are carnivores, which means they eat meat. They are known for the red spots on their back.

Eating Machines

They eat by liquefying their prey and sucking up the fluid that they liquefied. Their bites can be very strong, especially with children. Usually they eat small bugs such as flies, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, beetles, and caterpillars.

Black widow spiders are quite interesting creatures. There are many facts to learn about them. Just remember, never sit on a black widow spider or else there will be a big consequence!