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Six Leg Jump

Posted in Press & Media, on February 27, 2012

Why exactly are spiders and other arachnids NOT insects? Both groups are arthropods, which is to say both classes have an exoskeleton rather than bones to hold the body together. But you could say the same about a lobster, man! Next time you’re not sure what class of arthropod you just spotted on your toilet seat, count the legs and you’ll know. Assuming, of course, that you can count to six while screaming like a little girl and running the other direction. I do this all the time.