October 30, 2014, by Lindsay Brooke

From Spider Lab to Spider House

Spider expert Dr Sara Goodacre from The University of Nottingham’s School of Life Sciences joined a team of experts in the BBC Four’s Spider House last night for a Halloween special.

Sara, who heads up the University’s Spider Lab, helped them peer into the private life of a creature that can frighten or fascinate. If you didn’t catch the programme and you are feeling brave you can watch Spider House on BBC iplayer for the next 7 days.

Sara makes an appearance towards the end of the programme as they film the moment tarantula spiderlings hatch and talk about the remarkable ability spiders have to cross continents as they ‘fly’ as high as the jet stream on strands of silken thread.

Not for arachnophobes but a fascinating insight into what spiders get up to inside our homes. 




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