Repulsive? Perhaps, but spiders are actually quite incredible! There are three basic types, and each one displays amazing capabilities that astound anyone who bothers to take a look. They are marvels of design and very beneficial to mankind! While most people’s negative reaction to spiders is understandable, those willing to suspend their disgust long enough for a closer look will discover a hidden world of incredible design! Not only do spiders benefit us by consuming massive quantities of insect pests, they do so using ingenious tactics. Some hunt and pounce, others build traps and wait. Many are cleverly disguised or camouflaged. They can spin up to six different kinds of silk for various purposes, each a marvel of engineering!