trap-door spider


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trap-door spider

any of various spiders of the family Ctenizidae that construct a silk-lined hole in the ground closed by a hinged door of earth and silk
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Answers: 1 -- E trap-door spider, 2 -- D funnel web spider, 3 -- B hammock spider, 4 -- A orb weaver spider, 5 -- C purse web spider.
In this lab your students will be creating their own trap-door spiders. Begin the activity by explaining that trap-door spiders hunt by feeling vibrations on the silk of their trap doors.
In this lab your students will be making their own trap-door spiders. Begin the activity by explaining that trap-door spiders hunt by feeling vibrations on the silk of their trap doors.