The first spider legs were only discovered in 1848 and were made of spider silk.
But they’re now well known for their ability to move.
As the BBC News blog explains, spider legs are made of two segments, one long and one short.
Each segment has a flexible surface that can move and flex.
And because the two segments are so flexible, they’re able to bend and stretch to suit different needs.
So they’re also useful for digging, swinging and even for climbing.
In fact, researchers have used spider legs to create a pair of robotic arms.
So, if you’re a spider fan, you might want to try out these spider legs on.
Here are 10 of our favourite spiders.
A Spiders’ legs can turn into an egg trap!
(BBC News) Spiders are so well known as being very useful for many tasks, it’s not surprising they are also great for hiding and capturing prey.
And their legs are incredibly flexible.
So why are they so useful for keeping food safe from predators?
Because they’re not just for decoration, but also for the purpose of being used for a more important purpose: hiding.
That’s because spiders are known to be very good at getting under our skin.
As they have a flexible, soft skin, they can be used as a way to avoid predators.
And the spiders’ legs make a good hide, as they can stick to their prey and get trapped underneath it.
The spider’s legs can also be used to catch prey, as well as keeping food in check.
It’s really cute when a spider crawls!
(The Sun) Spider legs are particularly useful when they’re attached to an object that’s about to fall off a cliff, or when you want to catch your prey and hold it until you can get it out of the way.
So it’s no wonder that spiders are good at hiding, as their sticky legs can be extremely useful when that happens.
Spiders can climb!
(ABC News) For some creatures, spiders are able to climb up to about two metres (6ft) above the ground.
And they’re even good climbers.
This means that spiders can easily climb over rocks and other hard surfaces.
And if they need to, they’ll also use their legs to move through the air, so they can avoid being knocked off their perch.
A spider can eat a large, fluffy snack!
(Buzzfeed) For spiders, it may not be the most attractive food to eat, but it’s really quite nutritious.
So if you find yourself in the midst of a spider’s web, you’ll likely find that they’ll happily snatch up a large ball of the food they’ve collected.
And when you bite into it, the web will release a lot of sticky saliva.
Spider legs can even catch your pet!
(Huffington Post) If you’re in a hurry and want to get your cat or dog out of a web, spider webs can actually be a good idea.
Because the web can catch the cat or the dog in a spider web, the spider can easily move on to its next prey.
Spiding on a web has an amazing amount of power!
(NPR) For all the power that spider legs have, the force required to break them up can actually outweigh the power.
Because spider legs do this incredibly high-speed, powerful movement, they also have an incredible amount of energy.
And since spiders can climb up up to a height of up to six metres (20ft), they’re perfect for catching prey that’s still in the web.
Spitting is a great way to catch a fly!
(National Geographic) Spitting can be a great method of catching a fly, as it can create a small, but still noticeable, bubble.
But if you want a little more power, you can also spray the web with water, or even a little bit of glue.
The silk of a Spider is very strong!
(Nature) So much so that the silk of spiders is so strong that they can withstand high-powered bullets and even powerful lasers.
And there are spiders that can also hold a heavy weight.
In particular, the hairs on the legs of spiders are so thick that it can withstand bullets, while the hairs in the back of their legs can withstand powerful lasers, such as those used in space.
You can also find spiders in the wild!
(Reuters) Even though spiders are found all over the world, their home is in Africa, where they are found mainly in the deserts and grasslands.
And despite the fact that spiders rarely come into contact with humans, the fact is that spiders do find their way into the homes of some animals.
Like foxes and rats, spiders have developed a reputation for being able to sniff out humans.
And it’s even been recorded that spiders will go into a human’s room and try