Why Do Spiders Have Eight Legs?

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

By Vermont Public Radio

Why Do Spiders Have Eight Legs?

Friday, 5 June

Why don't spiders stick to their own webs? How do spiders walk up walls and on ceilings without falling? Why do spiders have eight legs and eight eyes? How do they make webs? And silk? What's a cobweb? How do spiders eat? And why are daddy long legs called daddy long legs when they have to have a female to produce their babies?! We're talking spiders today with arachnologist Catherine Scott.

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