Erlijn van Genuchten's post

I'm grateful that someone pointed out my misconception: I had in mind that spiders are insects, but they are not. I learned that while they both have an exoskeleton on the outside of their bodies, they also differ in several ways. For example:
- insects have 6 legs, whereas spiders have 8
- insects have 3 body parts, whereas spiders have 2
- insects have 2 eyes, whereas spiders have 8
- insects often have 2 antennas, whereas spiders don't have any
- insects often have 2 wings, whereas spiders don't have any
Fascinating to think of these differences, so I'm happy to have learned something new!

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  • johnte ndeto

    14 w

    Keep up the good job 👍

    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

      17 w

      It's wonderful that you've embraced the opportunity to learn and correct misconceptions. Understanding the distinctions between insects and spiders is not only fascinating but also crucial for appreciating the diversity of the natural world. Your openness to new information contributes to a broader awareness of the intricacies of different species, promoting a more accurate and informed perspective on the ecosystems around us. Keep exploring and discovering the wonders of our planet!

      • Rotich Kim

        17 w

        Good ,other insect are also good as it provide biodiversity and make our environment conducive

        • Munene Mugambi

          17 w

          If only climate deniers would have such grace to admit their mistakes and learn to accept new facts after being presented with real and actionable knowledge we'd be so far in our climate change agenda. Sigh

          • Gorffly mokua

            17 w

            That's great to hear! Admitting and correcting misconceptions is a sign of intellectual humility and a willingness to learn and grow.

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