Chronic Pain Combated With Spider Venom?

Chronic Pain Combated With Spider Venom?

Could spider venom combat pain and lead to a more effective treatment for the over 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain? According to scientists, chronic pain relief is a definite possibility and may be on the horizon. Turns out, spider venom may contain an elusive secret ingredient that could be used to produce […]

Spiders Found That Can Trap Prey Using Electrically Charged Webs

Spiders Found That Can Trap Prey Using Electrically Charged Webs

A common type of spider has been discovered to have the ability to trap and subdue its prey using electrically charged silk webs. The spider, Uloboros plumipes, better known as the “garden center spider,” can create exceptionally durable silk fibers which can harbor an electric charge. These nanometer-thick strands of electrically charged silk are then […]

Venomous Spiders Force Family out of House

Venomous Spiders Force Family out of House

Thousands of venomous spiders forced a Missouri family out of their suburban St. Louis house when the creatures started coming out of the walls and dropping from the ceiling. Brian and Susan Trost purchased their home, which overlooked two golf holes at a country club in October of 2007. It was not long after when […]