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Join Us For The New Adventures Of Locas, Our Favorite Spider

Lucas the Spider is the adorable creation of animator Joshua Slice. In a time where there is no shortage of conflict and turmoil depicted in the news, Lucas the Spider is a brief break, a moment to come together over the unexpected love for a spider. Here are five of his recent videos. Enjoy! 

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In the latest episode of animator Joshua Slice's animated short series, "Lucas the Spider," Lucas (who's voiced by Joshua's nephew) gets into the spirit of Halloween by reading a spooky story.

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7,000 Insects And Lizards Were Stolen From An Insectarium In Philadelphia

Thieves have stolen an estimated $40,000 worth of insects and lizards from an insectarium in Philadelphia, in what police believe to be an inside job. The stolen creatures include a six-eyed sand spider, which is among one of the world's most venomous creatures. 

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Meet Lucas The Spider, The Cutest Creature We Have Seen Lately

Even though spiders might be ranked at the top of your phobias list,  there's one spider who could change everything. Lucas the spider is the most adorable spider with big eyes and furry little body you'll just want to hold, squeeze, snuggle and put in your pocket. He is the creation of animator Joshua Slice, who also happened to work on some blockbuster hits like "Epic" and "Zootopia." 

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Octopi ( or octopodes? octopuses?) are surprisingly smart for such squishy sea creatures. On the other hand, the peacock spider sure can dance. Which one is cuter? Let's put it to a vote!

The cutest spider has been found, we can all rest now.
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Maratus personatus. Remember that name. For that is the name of the cutest spider science has yet to find, maybe probably will ever find.

This tiny, striped, huge-eyed spider may just change the way we thing about the eight-legged crawlers. Just about everything from its appearance to its mating habits gives you more and more reasons to love it and love Jürgen Otto, the man who took the pictures.



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Newscientist.com gives you all the information you need to jump on this bandwagon.

Officially named Maratus personatus (the species name derives from the Latin for masked), blueface belongs to the growing family of peacock spiders – dazzling little Australian natives that are just 3 to 5 millimetres long. As the name suggests, the males use vivid colours to attract females. But unlike other peacock spiders, the male M. personatus does not have a fan-like abdomen that it extends while trying to court females. Instead, it relies on its blue mask and the characteristic white banding around it to lure lady spiders.





It's mating ritual involves scurrying back and forth with two of its legs in the air, hoping to attract attention from females its bright blue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mask.



Do you want a video? What a silly question.