The Brazilian wandering spiders are the most venomous spiders in the world.
Tarantual wasps paralyze tarantulas and lay a single egg on the still living spider; when the egg hatches, the wasp larva has fresh food.
Tarantulas can live 30 years
the average spider web weighs 1/2000th of an ounce.
Some species of baby spiders that bite off the limbs of their mothers and slowly dine on them over a period of weeks. Researchers hypothesize the maternal sacrifice keeps the young from eating one another.
The average spider can travel up to 1.17 miles per hour.
More people are afraid of spiders than death. Amazingly, few people are afraid of Champagne corks even though you are more likely to be killed by one than by a spider.
The most poisonous spider is the black widow. Its venom is more potent than a rattlesnake's.
There are twenty-one hundred species of termites.
Some termites workers have no eyes.
A queen termite can lay thirty thousand eggs a day.
The queen of an African termite species can grow as large as 5 inches and lay as many as 30,000 eggs a day.
Some termites queens are reported to live for 50 years, although the average age is nearer to 15.