Maydianne Andrade
Science Superhero Maydianne generates poisonous webs.
She can use her webs as a protective barrier or to a capture and trap her foes.

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NAME: Prof Maydianne Andrade

OCCUPATION: Ecologist

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Across Maydianne's chest is an Australian Redback Spider.
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga features in the background. Maydianne received her MSc in Zoology.
All our drawings have hidden clues, Maydianne has two:
Maydianne is a Jamaican -Canadian ecologist. She researches the mating habits of spiders.
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Do all spiders make webs?
No, not all spiders make webs. In fact, less than half of the 37 spider families in Britain do.

Can Spiders live underwater?
This spider can: The diving bell spider. It's web enables it to spend most of its life underwater. It constructs a net of silk and uses it to gather a bubble of air - its very own diving cage.

Are Spiders Insects?
Spiders are arachnids. They are different from insects as they have: (1) only two parts to the body (2) eight legs not six and (3) six or eight eyes (there are only two in insects).

What's a Redback Spider?
Redback spiders are native to Australia. They are poisonous spiders that often like to live in logs or under rocks. Their webs are sticky which helps them catch small lizards and insects. Male Redbacks often die right after they have mated while females have a lifespan of about 3 years.
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