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(UPI)   Amber alert: 100-million-year-old wasp last seen in company of predatory spider   (upi.com) divider line 10
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2012-10-09 08:11:09 AM
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You Are All Sheep: so if this was 100 million years ago, where is the evolution? you can see those 2 bugs or pretty darn reasonable facsimilies today. They're supposed to be dinobugs or something.


That's how evolution works. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
2012-10-09 09:16:15 AM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: Jedekai: AverageAmericanGuy: That's some fast flowing tree sap.

Earth was warmer, atmosphere was thicker. Tree sap flows A LOT faster. Think gushing lava.

Also;

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I was around then, too!... stupid humans... 

/look at the username... LOOK AT IT!

I was thinking maybe something else squashed the spider and the wasp, which gave the tree sap the time to swallow up the bugs (so to speak).


I was thinking the wasp got stuck in the sap then the spider thought "free meal! ... uh oh."
2012-10-09 08:54:43 AM
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pag1107: You Are All Sheep: Free Radical: You Are All Sheep: so if this was 100 million years ago, where is the evolution? you can see those 2 bugs or pretty darn reasonable facsimilies today. They're supposed to be dinobugs or something.

That's how evolution works. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

spiders are squishy. they should be armored by now. and the size of german shepherds.

If a spider were the size of a german shepherd it's exoskeleton would weigh too much for it to move.


Also, I think it would have trouble breathing. I don't think book lungs scale up that well.
2012-10-09 08:41:49 AM
1 votes:

You Are All Sheep: Free Radical: You Are All Sheep: so if this was 100 million years ago, where is the evolution? you can see those 2 bugs or pretty darn reasonable facsimilies today. They're supposed to be dinobugs or something.

That's how evolution works. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

spiders are squishy. they should be armored by now. and the size of german shepherds.


If a spider were the size of a german shepherd it's exoskeleton would weigh too much for it to move.
2012-10-09 05:31:06 AM
1 votes:

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I see what you did there before I even saw what you did there. Well crafted, subster.


Came here to compliment subby as well/ Very well done and good find on tfa. Most amber contains fossilized and extinct bugs. Many people are unaware of this.
2012-10-09 04:42:42 AM
1 votes:
Whenever I see something like this I get a Jurassic Park flashback, and I wonder what blood is in the insects that can be used for cloning.
2012-10-09 01:48:47 AM
1 votes:
Love the "Amber Alert" reference.
2012-10-09 01:32:16 AM
1 votes:

Mini Ditka: Date rape spiders. Spider rape cookies. Date rape apple pie spider cookies.

/this jenkum tastes weird


Your not supposed to *drink* it.
2012-10-09 12:36:54 AM
1 votes:
Date rape spiders. Spider rape cookies. Date rape apple pie spider cookies.

/this jenkum tastes weird
2012-10-09 12:20:21 AM
1 votes:
I've seen wasp vs spider. The spider got its ass kicked. Wasp just kept dive bombing it and biting legs off until it was nothing but a torso (I know spiders don't have torsos, just go with it) and carried it off. Of course the spider was in the open on my deck and not in its web.


CORVALLIS, Ore

I went to OSU. I going with date rape.
 
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