Spiders aren’t insects because they have  8 legs, insects have only 6 legs. Spiders are arachnids.  The spider I will be writing about is the trapdoor spider because I find them most fascinating.

The trapdoor spider burrows underground and camouflage the top of his burrow so it looks like its surroundings.  Visualize a cockroach comes by the spiders burrow at the right moment. SNATCH! It takes the cockroach and eats it. Trapdoor spiders even live in trees.

I like that the trapdoor spider is an ambush predator because it is a good hunting strategy. There over 600 different species of trapdoor spiders.

This is what I learned about trapdoor spiders I hope you learned something too.

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