Spitting spiders (Scytodidae) have pleural glands from which a sticky substance is produced. They spit on their victim with this poisonous web, wrapping it from side to side, completely covering the whole body of the victim. These spiders are unique in that they have only six eyes.
- 1 Find out who spiders are. Here are some key features.
- Physical characteristics: About 1/4 "(6 mm) in length
- Poisonous: No
- Inhabit in: worldwide with large habitats in the southwestern United States
- Feed: This spider hunts and eats insects, flies and moths.
Method 1 Determining a Spitting Spider
A spitting spider is very small in size, so it is quite difficult to determine it with the naked eye, although it moves very slowly. They prey on their prey at night, and do not make cobwebs. These are hermit spiders, so look for them in dark places where they prefer not to be bothered.
- 1 First check your eyes. Unlike most spiders, which have 8 eyes, spitting spiders have only 6 eyes, arranged in 3 groups.
- 2 Pay attention to color. Most spitting spiders vary in color from pale yellow to dark chestnut and are covered with small black dots or black spots, producing a rather colorful effect.
- 3 Pay attention to cephalothorax (head and chest area). It is slightly larger than the length of the abdomen and has a round shape. Reminds a hump on a back.
- 4 Pay attention to the front legs. They are so long that they seem clumsy and have black stripes on them. A spitting spider uses the length of its paws to measure the distance to the victim before spitting a poisonous web on it.