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(BBC)   Jumping vampire spiders feed on vertebrate blood. Have a nice day   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 106
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2012-06-07 02:25:27 PM  
They feed on blood from vertebrates, by eating mosquitoes after the mosquitoes have fed.
 
2012-06-07 02:27:33 PM  
Spider thread
spider thread
Does whatever a spider thread can
Gives me the heebie-jeebies,
Any time
Scares newbies
As much as TFers
Look out, here comes the spider threeeeeead...



/bails
 
2012-06-07 02:27:43 PM  
Thank god I'm invertebrate.
 
2012-06-07 02:43:26 PM  
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2012-06-07 03:17:25 PM  
Dear Mother Nature,

This was uncalled for.

Regards,
Saborlas
 
2012-06-07 03:27:17 PM  
Dammit! I'm trying to avoid spoilers for enemies in Dawnguard!
 
2012-06-07 03:54:34 PM  
Alot of "engorged" in that article.

At times I was wondering if I were reading from Penthouse Forum.
 
2012-06-07 03:58:53 PM  
The enemy of our enemy is our friend.

Go ahead and get your suck on,mi Evarcha.
 
2012-06-07 04:11:45 PM  
Yay spider thread!

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2012-06-07 04:19:38 PM  
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Spiders in my house and I have a deal. They get the fireflies and the bugs, they get free rein to make webs in the corners. It works, and I respect their contribution to the house. I demand that they work for their keep...
 
2012-06-07 04:34:25 PM  

hubiestubert: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 310x293]

Spiders in my house and I have a deal. They get the fireflies and the bugs, they get free rein to make webs in the corners. It works, and I respect their contribution to the house. I demand that they work for their keep...


I live on the ground floor of a 60 year old old apartment building, so I run a spider taxi service from the bathroom to the patio. Girlfriend finds a spider, I ferry it outside and go clean up the ant corpses it left in the corner.

The house centipedes get shot with rubber bands though. Creepy bastards.
 
2012-06-07 04:43:20 PM  
Jubeebee--To be fair, centipedes are minions of the 10,000 Hells...
 
2012-06-07 05:05:53 PM  
FTA:
Research reveals vampire jumping spiders identify their prey by their antennae and by the puddle of fear urine under anyone who hears the name 'vampire jumping spiders'

Okay, maybe not, but it should have been in the article.
 
2012-06-07 05:58:12 PM  
hubiestubert: Jubeebee--To be fair, centipedes are minions of the 10,000 Hells...

Watch a vid of a giant centepede eating a tarantula or a scorpion. You will think 2 girls 1 cup and the BME pain olympics are for pussies afterwords
 
2012-06-07 05:58:50 PM  
My roommates girlfriend is deathly afraid of spiders. I'm already planning my evil practical jokes when she visits.
 
2012-06-07 06:00:19 PM  
Jumping spiders are my favorite spiders, so furry, cute, and smiley.
 
2012-06-07 06:00:23 PM  

ShawnDoc: They feed on blood from vertebrates, by eating mosquitoes after the mosquitoes have fed.


Just wait until they learn to cut out the middle-man.
 
2012-06-07 06:00:31 PM  
Oh. They eat mosquitoes. Spiders are scary, but so are heartworms, malaria, and West Nile. Can we be friends, skeeter-eating spider?
 
2012-06-07 06:00:38 PM  
Vampire spiders

They used model "Frankenstein mosquitoes"


I think we have SyFy's next movie of the week right there.
 
2012-06-07 06:01:42 PM  
Obvious name: Morbius.
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2012-06-07 06:04:21 PM  
Squishing hammer powered by vertebrate arm. Have a nice day, spider.
 
2012-06-07 06:05:10 PM  
My roommates girlfriend is deathly afraid of spiders. I'm already planning my evil practical jokes when she visits.

Say goodbye to THAT relationship.

Seriously- my wife LOSES HER MIND at even the mention of the word "spider". If I tried that practical joke shiat, it'd be Divorceville.

Careful with that crap.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-07 06:05:15 PM  
I'm safe as long as I'm wearing feathery antennae.
 
2012-06-07 06:07:37 PM  
The good news is that since the industrial revolution, my kind have been better able to survive now that the buildings are covered in soot.
 
2012-06-07 06:08:42 PM  

Oldiron_79: hubiestubert: Jubeebee--To be fair, centipedes are minions of the 10,000 Hells...

Watch a vid of a giant centepede eating a tarantula or a scorpion. You will think 2 girls 1 cup and the BME pain olympics are for pussies afterwords


I've seen videos of them eating mice and bats.
 
dls
2012-06-07 06:08:50 PM  
The scientists were able to test their theory that antennae shape is an important factor in spider meal choice by using a mixture of male and female body parts to create hybrid mosquitoes.

Anyone else concerned about hybrid mosquitoes?

/ Bad dreams, I has them
 
2012-06-07 06:09:28 PM  
So really we're just a few evolutionary steps away from these things feeding directly from mammals....
 
2012-06-07 06:10:53 PM  

darch: My roommates girlfriend is deathly afraid of spiders. I'm already planning my evil practical jokes when she visits.

Say goodbye to THAT relationship.

Seriously- my wife LOSES HER MIND at even the mention of the word "spider". If I tried that practical joke shiat, it'd be Divorceville.

Careful with that crap.


My mom has always been deathly afraid of spiders. When I was in first or second grade, I bought a rubber tarantula at a fair in Southern California, and my mom -- knowing my sense of humor even as a young child -- took it as soon as I got home, and put it way out of reach.

Unfortunately, she put it at the top of a tall bookcase, and a few weeks later she wanted to get a book on the top shelf. I'm sure you can guess the rest. The rubber spider fell on the floor at her feet, and she let out a scream you could hear all the way through the house.

I'm not sure what happened to my rubber spider after that. :)
 
2012-06-07 06:11:19 PM  
"One vertebrate! Ah, ah, ah!" *thunder crash*

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2012-06-07 06:12:12 PM  
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2012-06-07 06:12:48 PM  
Did somebody say spider thread?

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2012-06-07 06:12:59 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: Oldiron_79: hubiestubert: Jubeebee--To be fair, centipedes are minions of the 10,000 Hells...

Watch a vid of a giant centepede eating a tarantula or a scorpion. You will think 2 girls 1 cup and the BME pain olympics are for pussies afterwords

I've seen videos of them eating mice and bats.


My favorite was the one where he was eating a snake. A FARKING SNAKE!!!! Talk about nightmare fuel.
 
2012-06-07 06:13:38 PM  

Jubeebee: Yay spider thread!

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cute in pics.. scary in real life

thank god i live where the only dangerous spider is Black Widow
 
2012-06-07 06:16:24 PM  

imgod2u: So really we're just a few evolutionary steps away from these things feeding directly from mammals....


Forget about all that genetic engineering whoosafudge. If you want to combine a jumping vampire spider and a mosquito, just get them to make sweeet love.
 
2012-06-07 06:18:14 PM  
StoPPeRmobile: imgod2u: So really we're just a few evolutionary steps away from these things feeding directly from mammals....

Forget about all that genetic engineering whoosafudge. If you want to combine a jumping vampire spider and a mosquito, just get them to make sweeet love.


Low orbit Ion Cannon, Its the only way to be sure
 
2012-06-07 06:18:34 PM  
FTA:
"The spiders preferred an intact blood-engorged female corpse over anything else..."

It seems like they are aren't so different from us after all.
 
2012-06-07 06:20:12 PM  
I'm not sure what happened to my rubber spider after that. :)

I'm fairly certain that that f***er met its fate in the family hearth.
 
2012-06-07 06:25:36 PM  
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Seen fleeing from the vicinity
 
2012-06-07 06:34:51 PM  
FTFA:

"However, when making a choice between a Frankenstein female (female head and thorax of one fused to the blood-engorged abdomen of another female) and a hybrid with a male head and thorax on a blood-engorged female abdomen, the spiders usually selected the hybrid with female antennae, even though both have large, red abdomens filled with blood."

Disgusting.
 
2012-06-07 06:35:23 PM  
GETITOFFMEGETITOFFMEGETITOFFME
 
2012-06-07 06:37:19 PM  
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2012-06-07 06:42:16 PM  
I knew an arachnid researcher back in my heady days of toxicology reserach. He had been doing research on Salticidae and was kind enough to inform me that members of Salticidae were proven to have the similar intelligence to dogs. These spiders can solve problems. Sweet dreams!
 
2012-06-07 06:45:06 PM  

dls: The scientists were able to test their theory that antennae shape is an important factor in spider meal choice by using a mixture of male and female body parts to create hybrid mosquitoes.

Anyone else concerned about hybrid mosquitoes?

/ Bad dreams, I has them


Thought you meant the spiders do that, Dr Frankenspider etc. You made me RTA to get that out of my mind.

/Bad dreams, you gives me worse
 
2012-06-07 06:46:43 PM  
Strix occidentalis:

Oh. They eat mosquitoes. Spiders are scary, but so are heartworms, malaria, and West Nile. Can we be friends, skeeter-eating spider?

The problem with these spiders is they only eat mosquitos AFTER they've bitten you and perhaps given you a terrible disease.

What spiders get them before they bite? And how do I encourage them?
 
2012-06-07 06:52:03 PM  
nursemt719: I knew an arachnid researcher back in my heady days of toxicology reserach. He had been doing research on Salticidae and was kind enough to inform me that members of Salticidae were proven to have the similar intelligence to dogs. These spiders can solve problems. Sweet dreams!

I feel a little bad about killing them with fire now.
 
2012-06-07 06:53:02 PM  
Hey, look buddy. I'm a Salticidae . That means I solve problems. Not problems like, "What is beauty?," because that would fall within the purview of your conundrums of 'philosophy'. I solve practical problems.

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F'r instance, how am I gonna get some tasty tasty blood out off some big, mean Mother Hubbard without him tearing me a structurally superfluous new behind?

The answer, eat a mosquito. And if that don't work? Use a gun. Like this heavy caliber tripod mounted little old number designed by me, built by me, and you best hope... not pointed at you.
 
2012-06-07 06:53:56 PM  

Oldiron_79: nursemt719: I knew an arachnid researcher back in my heady days of toxicology reserach. He had been doing research on Salticidae and was kind enough to inform me that members of Salticidae were proven to have the similar intelligence to dogs. These spiders can solve problems. Sweet dreams!

I feel a little bad about killing them with fire now.


Why? We have plenty of dogs.
 
2012-06-07 06:54:43 PM  

fusillade762: Vampire spiders

They used model "Frankenstein mosquitoes"

I think we have SyFy's next movie of the week right there.


Not to mention the sequel:

FRANKENSQUITO vs DRACUTARANTULA!
 
2012-06-07 06:56:21 PM  
Jumping bags of fang and HIV infected blood? Sweet!
 
2012-06-07 06:59:40 PM  
Can we get a verdict on the barking spider?

/much more deadly
 
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