Hey, if we're going to have them in our name and logo, they might as
well have their own page!
- Always wanted to adopt a little cyber-spider for your web page? Now
you can! Along with bats, zombies, gargoyles, eyes-in-the-dark and other
"lost, abandoned, or lonely denizens of the night." A very
cute site, in that Nightmare-Before-Christmas sort of way. Of course,
we just had to adopt one of our very own:
~ Seraphina ~
Seraphina is a female spider. She was adopted
by Spider Silk Design on Feb 22, 2000 from Nightlyre's Adopt-A-Haunt
a haunt today!
- A spider cladogram (evolutionary family tree) from the University
of Arizonas Tree of Life project.
- The Arachnological Hub of the World Wide Web. An academic
site in Belgium with an exhaustive collection of links to every imaginable
kind of information on spiders!
The Disgusting Spider
- A psychological paper on arachnophobia (fear of spiders) by Graham
C.L. Davey. From the site of Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment
Spider Crafts for Kids
- About.com no longer has their listing of sites offering instructions
on spidery crafts for kids, so we did a bit of searching and came up
with our own. Most of the sites say they're just for Hallowe'en, but
we like spiders all year round.
- The sites we list here are just a small sampling of the web's arachnid
offerings. Check out this web ring for many more...
in the Toilet?
- About.com's guide to Urban
Legends (one of the best places to go to check out all those scare
stories people keep sending around in e-mail) debunks a popular myth...
No, there are no "South American Blush Spiders" hanging out
in public washrooms. And Craig Shergold doesn't want your business cards.
Recently updated to cover a new version of myth circulating in 2002.
- Spiders and Other
- A site from the University of California Riverside department of Entomology,
debunking many popular myths about spiders.
of NW Europe
- A Dutch site, maintained by Ed Nieuwenhuys, with lots of lovely pictures
of over 170 kinds of European spiders (well, all right, we know that
not everyone thinks spiders are lovely, but we do), plus information
on their habits and habitats, and more. One of our favourites.
- Well, all right. This one doesn't have a lot to do with spiders except
for the name, but hey, the same could be said for us. However, we thought
we'd list them here because they are the purveyors of some of the finest
shareware games er, stress management software, that is
in existence, if you like the Dungeons & Dragons-ish fantasy role-playing
variety, which we do. We are talking, of course, about the fabulous
Exile Trilogy recently remade in a bigger and more graphically
impressive version called Avernum and its infinitely expandable
followup, Blades of Exile. We especially liked the Giant Intelligent
Friendly Talking Spiders...
- A very thorough and in-depth site on the keeping of tarantulas as
pets. We do realize that the appropriateness of "exotic" pets
is a controversial topic, but if you are thinking of getting one, you
should certainly check out the detailed information on this site first.
Includes downloadable tarantula desktop images, and a screensaver (the
latter for Windows only, alas...).
Tales from the Nursery
- Introduction to Arachnid vs. Muffit. Very cute.
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