We have selected Australian Museum Online as the world's very best website on Spiders.
The Australian Museum Online website is published by the Australian Museum, in Sydney, Australia. Established in 1827, the Australian Museum has a leading collection of natural science and cultural artefacts.
The Australian Museum Online contains a substantial website on spiders. It is organized into the following main sections: Welcome to Spiders, Spider Diversity, A Spider's Life, Spiders & Culture, Dangerous Spiders, Spider Toolkit, Resources, Research, and Collections.
The website contains detailed illustrated articles on more than 30 spiders, covering: Habitat & Distribution, Identification, Habits, Mating & Reproduction, Bite, First Aid, and Links.
The Spider Toolkit explains the highly developed range of tools which spiders use for sensing the world, catching and eating food, mating, and protecting themselves. It shows how the hairy spider senses the world with hairs and pits, how it uses its hairs for protection, aggression and grip, and how spiders see the world. It explains the production and use of silk, described as the spider's success story. It also describes the external and internal structure of spiders, including spider skin, spider outside, spider inside, and the life and death of the spider skeleton.