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Illinois Spiders
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Did you know...
you are never more than about eight feet away from a spider?

Spiders are fascinating creatures. They have specialized body parts and unique behaviors in the Animal Kingdom. The ISM is presenting an online collection of spiders containing facts and resources that help people learn about these wonderful and ever-present arachnids.

Introductory text about spiders' anatomy, life cycle, habitat, and webs

A photo gallery of some spiders found in Illinois and elsewhere

A database of the entire ISM collection of spiders

An illustrated glossary

Activities and lesson plans for web users and teachers

A list of print and Web resources about spiders that also contains several full-text articles from The Living Museum magazine (in PDF format) about spiders and their habits.

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