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spider soup

KidZone Spider Facts
Soup Anyone?

Spiders can’t chew or swallow so how do you think they eat?  They can only eat liquid lunches!  To do this, they inject their prey with venom using their fangs.  The venom turns the insides of insect to a watery goop and the spider just sucks it up.  The insect will often look normal…except that the body is empty!

Web-spinning spiders will wrap their prey in a web and then crush its body with their teeth.  They then pour digestive juice over the body and liquefy it.  Perfect for sucking it up!


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