Arthropod: Wolf Spider
By: Dakota Howard
- The wolf spider is a very large spider measuring at typically 1.38 inches.
- Wolf spiders are typically hairy with a brown color to them and have black stripes that run down their legs. Some are also known to be grey.
- They have two eyes on the side, two eyes in the front, and four smaller eyes.
- Males are typically darker than females.
- Wolf spiders also live in every part of the world.
- After mating the male is typically consumed by the female.
- The female then finds a isolated location to lay her eggs. She carries the eggs on her back unlike most spiders. Then she'll rip the eggs open to release her babies.
- The spiderlings will then hang onto their mother for a couple weeks then leave to fend for themselves.
- Wolf spiders communicate with visual, touch, and smell.
- The purring beat a wolf spider makes can be heard from 20 feet away, but only last for half a second.
- Most spiders rub their feet to make a sound and communicate.
- Wolf spiders typically eat large insects, other arachnids, and even sometimes amphibians.
- If the wolf spider is really hungry it'll eat animals bigger than itself.
- As soon as the spider pounces on it's prey it'll inject venom.