Tarantulas are already pretty big spiders, but a recently discovered species in Sri Lanka is about the size of an adult human face. That whole fucking spider could be chilling on your face one morning and it would cover the whole thing with its 8 inch leg span.
In Spider-Man 2, there’s a scene where Spidey uses his spider-webbing to bring a four-car subway train to a screeching halt. That’s a lot of weight and a lot of mass, but if we’re talking about spider silk sized up to human proportions, it could absolutely stop a runaway train.
Hi, I was wondering if you could help me out by seeing if anyone can identify what the fuck I’ve been bitten by!
I’ve included a link to the post I’ve written about it and would be grateful if you help a dude out :D
Failing that, at least you know who patient zero is now :D
While parts of New England are busy digging themselves out of several feet of snow, in the southern Brazilian town of Santo Antônio da Platina, it’s raining spider. SPIDERS. COMING OUT OF THE SKY.
Spiders are smart creatures, but they’ve got teeny tiny heads. So where does all that brain go? Out of their heads, into the body cavity and out into the legs.
Well, not actual giant spiders, but large spider decoys to deter potential predators and scare the shit out of prey. Making yourself looking bigger and scarier for offense and defense is pretty common in the animal world, but building a sculpture of a larger spider out of pieces of leaves and other debris is a much different and much more complex feat than just puffing out your chest.
The brave, space-faring spider that debuted at the Natural History Museum on Thursday after its 100-day stint at the International Space Station died yesterday. The museum announced the sad news Monday on its Facebook page, telling fans, “The loss of this special animal that inspired so many imaginations will be felt throughout the museum community.”
Despite a pretty decent population and a lot of people scanning nearly every corner of the US, a discovery in an Oregon cave proved that there are still new things to be discovered. The newly found family of spiders, Trogloraptor marchingtoni are unique in that they have fold-up claws on the ends of their arms they use to snatch prey— hence the “raptor” part of the family name.