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How Bad is the Sting of a Scorpion?

How Bad is the Sting of a Scorpion?

Ever seen a scorpion scurrying across with two crab-like claws and its tail high in the air? Well this tail is what has to be watched out for! The zing in the scorpion is in its tail for it has a sting.

Does the Black Widow Spider Kill her Mate?

Does the Black Widow Spider Kill her Mate?

Largest of the cobweb weavers, the black widow or Latrodectus Mactans is a poisonous spider. They get their ignoble name because the females commonly eat their mates after mating (as is common among spiders) and hence are often widows.

Double Vision

Double Vision

It was hard to say when Neeti got double vision. It wasn’t there one minute and the very next it was. Suddenly, the road turned terribly crowded. People were jostling each other, pushing to get ahead.

Why Don't Spiders Get Caught in Their Webs?

Why Don't Spiders Get Caught in Their Webs?

Spiders are not insects but are classified by biologists as arachnids. Arachnids are different from insects as they have eight legs and no antennae. There are over 40,000 species of spiders and some of them build webs while others rely on speed to catch their prey.

Spiders and their Magical Web

Spiders and their Magical Web

Most of us have come across cobwebs that accumulate in our walls, and ceilings when we dust our homes. The webs are under tables, cellars, and sometimes across branches and leaves at the park. All these cobwebs are the work of spiders.

How do Spiderwebs Help Skydivers?

How do Spiderwebs Help Skydivers?

While dusting the house have you ever cross jhalis (webs) in the corners of the wall? Sometimes you may come across them under table corners or at rarely used places. Yes, the webs are woven by spiders.

The Spider on the Wall

The Spider on the Wall

Spider, spider on the wall Some are big and some are small In their web they quietly lie And pounce upon the moving fly! The Spider on the Wall [Illustration by Anup Singh]

So Many Monkeys!

So Many Monkeys!

They are an amazing lot, they really are! They are absolute monkeys! The Squirrel Monkey has a long and slender tail. The tail serves many purposes. It helps the animal to keep its balance when it monkeys around, I mean, jumps from branch to branch.

AHA! Books: Manjula Padmanabhan

AHA! Books: Manjula Padmanabhan

Award-winning writer, playwright, artist, cartoonist and illustrator, Manjula Padmanabhan has published 21 books for children. She lists out her 10 all-time favourite children’s books and series, for Pitara’s A-Ha list. List of Ten: It’s not possible to make a list of “Ten Favourite” children’s books, without including whole series!

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