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Tagged With: house spider survey

“What sort of spider bite would turn me into a superhero?”

Philippa Skett, intern at the Society of Biology, has been managing the spider enquiries for the House Spider Survey. Some of the questions spider enthusiasts have asked since the launch of our House Spider Survey are centred on spider bites. Do spiders in the UK bite? Are they poisonous? Can they cause harm? What are the chances … Continue reading »

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Celebrity Spiders!

By Lily Brinn, Society of Biology Ever fancied being a film maker, or just enjoy singing? Here at the Society of Biology we are offering a star studded opportunity (kind of). To coincide with house spider survey app ‘Spider in da House’ we have also released a brand new competition: the Spider App Video Competition. … Continue reading »

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Spider survey results speedily scuttle in

Philippa Skett, intern at the Society of Biology, takes a look at the success of the House Spider Survey so far. With the House Spider Survey smashing through its third week, the spider sightings are coming in thick and fast from across the country. Mailboxes here at the Society of Biology are filling up with … Continue reading »

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Spiderman or Spiderwoman?

Philippa Skett, intern at the Society of Biology, is working on the house spider survey With the seemingly terrifying invasion of common house spiders (genus: Tegenaria), illustrated by the many spider photos we’ve received, it is easy to forget just why they are cowering in corners, scuttling along skirting boards or skulking down the sides … Continue reading »

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Weaving a web of knowledge about house spiders

Philippa Skett is a keen biologist who enjoys all things creeping and crawling, and then writing all about them. She is an intern at the Society of Biology and is helping with the house spider survey. Spiders are incredible creatures, but seem to get bad press on a regular basis. A lot of people often … Continue reading »

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Help us name the House Spider Survey app

Each autumn there’s a sudden increase in the number of house spiders we see indoors, and this year we are developing an app to record their arrival. We now need your help to name the app. All suggestions are gratefully received in the comments below or vote in the poll. [yop_poll id=”2″]

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