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Noun1.Araneida - spidersAraneida - spiders        
animal order - the order of animals
Arachnida, class Arachnida - a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs; have four pairs of walking legs and no wings
spider - predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
Argiopidae, family Argiopidae, orb-weaver - spiders that spin orb webs; cosmopolitan in distribution
family Theridiidae, Theridiidae - a family of comb-footed spiders
family Theraphosidae, Theraphosidae - large tropical spiders; tarantulas
family Lycosidae, Lycosidae - wolf spiders
Ctenizidae, family Ctenizidae - large burrowing spiders
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Live exhibits will include the Goliath bird-eating tarantula, which is big enough to cover a dinner plate and the gold orb-weaver spider which spins a web two metres in diameter.
The web of lines in the coated surface looks like scattered sticks and was inspired by the webs of the orb-weaver spider, which reflect UV light so that birds can see them and thus do not destroy the webs by flying through them.
5 gigapascals to 12 gigapascals in the orb-weaver spiders.