Learn about Arachnids

Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes  and More!  They are a class of joint-legged invertebrate animals. Did you knoe there are almost 900 species of spiders in Texas. Only 2 groups of spiders in Texas are considered poisonous to humans. Spiders eat insects and other arthropods. A physician should treat bites from either of these two spiders as soon as possible.

Arachnids AKA Chelicerates have: 8 walking legs, 2 body parts  (head+ thorax) fused, abdomen, no antennae, 2 mouthparts = jaws / fangs, pedipalps fangs on legs. Some examples include Horseshoe crabs, Ticks, Mites, Scorpions and Spiders