Can a spider have a heart attack?
A spider set up shop just on the other side of my living room window. The window itself didn’t get opened that much, since it’s one of those older windows that push outward (without a screen). For that reason, it seemed like a good spot for its web.
But every time I opened up the shades in the morning, it would spaz and shake so much that the first time I saw it happen I thought two spiders were fighting one another.
Two days ago, I opened up my shades and the spider wasn’t there anymore. I realize it could have just moved on, got eaten by a predator or keeled over from old age. But it did get me wondering if spiders could even die from a heart attack. Or stress/high blood pressure?