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Thousands of tarantulas are emerging from the ground in the San Francisco Bay Area, looking for mates

Each year, tarantulas emerge in the Rockies and California to look for mates. A spate of warm weather in the Bay Area has extended that mating season.
The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star recently shared that she found tarantulas in her house.

Kim Kardashian found 3 terrifyingly large tarantulas in her Calabasas home, and there could be more of them on the way

The reality star found a bunch of these spiders in her garage and if they mate, she could end up with 500 to 1,000 more in there in a few weeks.
A brown recluse spider up close.

A woman in Missouri thought she had water in her ear but it was actually a venomous spider

Susie Torres, from Kansas, City, Missouri, saw a doctor on Tuesday after waking up with discomfort in her left ear. It turned out to be a spider.
Not the spider in question.

The cops showed up when a man in Australia was heard shouting ‘Why don’t you just die?’ — but he was talking to a spider

Police visited the home in suburban Perth after someone reported that a toddler was screaming and a man was shouting “Why don’t you just die?”
Brown recluse spider bites have especially severe symptoms.

10 signs you have a spider bite — and what to do if you have one

Spider bites range greatly in severity making it difficult to know whether you've been bit, and if so, by what type of spider. Here's what to know.
Spiders have taken over a Greek town.

Spiders are blanketing a Greek town in webs, and the pictures are incredible

Lake Vistonida, a town in Greece, is currently blanketed with spiderwebs and the pictures are seriously spooky.
Spidey the tarantula is safe and sound.

Veterinarians saved a tarantula named Spidey that got trapped in duct tape and the internet is falling in love with him

When Spidey the tarantula got into a spot of trouble with a piece of duct tape, veterinarians at Newark Veterinary Hospital in Ohio came to the rescue. A video of Spidey's rescue is going viral, and even arachnophobes think he's adorable.
Bolt Threads CEO Dan Widmaier and English fashion designer Stella McCartney stand between two models whose brown knitted pieces were fashioned from the startup's synthetic spider silk material.

How this startup went from producing a synthetic spider silk to partnering with fashion icons

The biotech company is best known for its synthetic spider silk with its new synthetic leather material, Mylo, also on the rise. In the past couple of years, Bolt Threads has partnered with brands such as Patagonia, Best Made and most recently iconic English fashion designer Stella McCartney.

Spiders eat up to 800 million tons of prey each year, more than all humans weigh

There are lots of spiders out there — about 25 million tons, if you were to put them on a scale. On average, there are about 131 per square meter.

This $314 necktie is made of spider silk

Bolt Threads, a startup that makes synthetic spider silk products, unveiled its first apparel item on March 10.