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(BBC)   Jumping vampire spiders feed on vertebrate blood. Have a nice day   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2012-06-07 07:57:20 PM  
5 votes:
i1252.photobucket.com
2012-06-07 03:17:25 PM  
5 votes:
Dear Mother Nature,

This was uncalled for.

Regards,
Saborlas
2012-06-07 02:43:26 PM  
5 votes:
lh4.googleusercontent.com
2012-06-07 02:27:33 PM  
5 votes:
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 07:09:16 PM  
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-06-07 06:12:12 PM  
4 votes:
img25.imageshack.us
2012-06-07 10:43:29 PM  
3 votes:
insidiousclothing.com
2012-06-07 10:42:04 PM  
3 votes:
icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com
2012-06-07 06:53:02 PM  
3 votes:
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.

upload.wikimedia.org

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 06:18:34 PM  
3 votes:
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 05:05:53 PM  
3 votes:
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 07:16:19 PM  
2 votes:

COME AT ME, BRO!

2012-06-07 06:35:23 PM  
2 votes:
GETITOFFMEGETITOFFMEGETITOFFME
2012-06-07 06:12:48 PM  
2 votes:
Did somebody say spider thread?

i46.tinypic.com
2012-06-07 06:00:23 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:54:34 PM  
2 votes:
Alot of "engorged" in that article.

At times I was wondering if I were reading from Penthouse Forum.
2012-06-07 02:27:43 PM  
2 votes:
Thank god I'm invertebrate.
2012-06-08 11:46:11 AM  
1 vote:
insidiousclothing.com
2012-06-07 10:45:32 PM  
1 vote:
insidiousclothing.com
2012-06-07 08:47:44 PM  
1 vote:

toraque: lousyskater: We get these huge black jumping spiders that live on and around the wind turbines I work on, and they are the coolest spiders ever. They hunt down and kill all of the wasps that like to nest in the metal railing of the stairs that go into the turbine along with any other terrible insect in the area. They also like to follow us into the tower to watch us work on the converter system at the base of the tower, really curious little guys.

Just FYI? They're not watching you work. They're biding their time, waiting for an opportunity to strike.

One day, when your back is turned, they'll pounce.

You were warned.


They're getting bigger, eating all those wasps. Plus, there's probably some kind of radioactivity generated by wind turbines we're not aware of yet and won't be until those spiders become the size of German shepherds and the relief shift of workers comes in wondering where the night crew is and why there are all these crunchy dried husks underfoot and then WHAM, next thing we know the National Guard will be cordoning off entire towns and air strikes will be getting called in on desert communities from here to Palm Springs.
2012-06-07 08:06:05 PM  
1 vote:

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...


Agreed. Spiders in my house are welcome. Kind of a self fulfilling pest control. They eat all the smaller buggers. Once those are gone, they move on to each other.
2012-06-07 08:03:49 PM  
1 vote:

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


Maybe you should get over your jealousy issues of your roommate having a girlfriend.

/NTTAWWT
2012-06-07 07:42:45 PM  
1 vote:

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


WHO CARES THEY'RE SPIDERS! KILL THEM ALL!
2012-06-07 07:31:45 PM  
1 vote:

This text is now purple: Apos: FRANKENSQUITO vs DRACUTARANTULA!

Please don't give Asylum ideas. Those assholes are bad enough with their own.


Heh...So true.
2012-06-07 07:04:36 PM  
1 vote:
img826.imageshack.us
2012-06-07 06:52:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:42:16 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:37:19 PM  
1 vote:
i341.photobucket.com
2012-06-07 06:18:14 PM  
1 vote:
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
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-07 06:05:15 PM  
1 vote:
I'm safe as long as I'm wearing feathery antennae.
2012-06-07 06:00:38 PM  
1 vote:
Vampire spiders

They used model "Frankenstein mosquitoes"


I think we have SyFy's next movie of the week right there.
2012-06-07 04:19:38 PM  
1 vote:
lh3.googleusercontent.com

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...
 
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