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Bill Nye’s fine-tuning his spider sense for this cool episode.

Spiders are everywhere walking, running, and waiting to pounce. All spiders eat meat, which means they’re carnivores. They primarily eat insects, but there’s a big spider in South America that actually eats birds! Spiders catch their food in a lot of different ways. Some spiders pounce on their prey, others lasso insects with a piece of sticky silk, and many spiders spin webs and catch their food there. Spiders come in all kinds of different sizes and colors. All spiders spin silk, even if they don’t use it to catch their lunch.

Be sure to get this straight: spiders are not insects, they’re arachnids. Spiders have eight legs, and insects have only six. Spiders have two body parts, a head and an abdomen, while insects have three body parts, a head, a thorax, and an abdomen. Insects have antennae, and spiders do not. Some insects sting. All spiders have fangs and venom. There are almost certainly a few spiders in the room with you right now.

The “Spider” episode is crawling with excitement.

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