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2013-07-31 10:53:59 AM
Armed with branch cutters, pillowcases, and a vibrator,

Sounds like a fun sleepover.
 
2013-07-31 11:31:43 AM
Spider thread? Don't click this.
 
2013-07-31 11:36:44 AM
"To test aggression the researchers gently poked spiders with a stick."
 
2013-07-31 11:42:06 AM
FTA: "Instead of an actual insect, they placed a dry leaf in the web. And instead of shaking the web by hand, they used a reproducible source of vibrations - a pink Minivibe Bubbles personal massager, from Fun Factory. "


Did we really need that kind of detail?

NTTAWWT
 
2013-07-31 11:43:24 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTA: "Instead of an actual insect, they placed a dry leaf in the web. And instead of shaking the web by hand, they used a reproducible source of vibrations - a pink Minivibe Bubbles personal massager, from Fun Factory. "


Did we really need that kind of detail?


SCIENCE!
 
2013-07-31 11:45:38 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTA: "Instead of an actual insect, they placed a dry leaf in the web. And instead of shaking the web by hand, they used a reproducible source of vibrations - a pink Minivibe Bubbles personal massager, from Fun Factory. "


Did we really need that kind of detail?

NTTAWWT


They wanted to make sure you know it's not this type of vibrator:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-31 11:47:17 AM

I want your skull: Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTA: "Instead of an actual insect, they placed a dry leaf in the web. And instead of shaking the web by hand, they used a reproducible source of vibrations - a pink Minivibe Bubbles personal massager, from Fun Factory. "


Did we really need that kind of detail?

NTTAWWT

They wanted to make sure you know it's not this type of vibrator:
[i.imgur.com image 547x505]


I hate you forever.

not really
 
2013-07-31 11:49:25 AM

I want your skull: Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTA: "Instead of an actual insect, they placed a dry leaf in the web. And instead of shaking the web by hand, they used a reproducible source of vibrations - a pink Minivibe Bubbles personal massager, from Fun Factory. "


Did we really need that kind of detail?

NTTAWWT

They wanted to make sure you know it's not this type of vibrator:
[i.imgur.com image 547x505]


Goddammit. Japan...
 
2013-07-31 11:53:57 AM
www.hahastop.com
oh hai guyz, wut's going on here?
 
2013-07-31 11:55:47 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-31 11:59:40 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: I want your skull: Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTA: "Instead of an actual insect, they placed a dry leaf in the web. And instead of shaking the web by hand, they used a reproducible source of vibrations - a pink Minivibe Bubbles personal massager, from Fun Factory. "


Did we really need that kind of detail?

NTTAWWT

They wanted to make sure you know it's not this type of vibrator:
[i.imgur.com image 547x505]

I hate you forever.

not really


You must watch, dear. It'll all be over soon.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-31 12:00:47 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-31 12:10:15 PM
"Using the pink vibrator, a metal wire, and a leaf, the team carefully simulated struggling insects for each colony once a day, for 10 days. "


For science....
 
2013-07-31 12:10:59 PM
"Using the pink vibrator, a metal wire, and a leaf,"

This article is getting kinky
 
2013-07-31 12:43:09 PM
and the scientists marked individuals with three colored dots so they could tell them apart

I'm not a spider-ologist or anything, but don't spider molt? Or is it only that some molt and this particular species does not?
 
2013-07-31 12:44:56 PM
Of course spiders have personalities.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc
 
2013-07-31 01:05:08 PM
i86.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-31 01:06:03 PM
i86.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-31 01:49:54 PM

I want your skull: [i.imgur.com image 400x60]


You are supposed to repeat the gif:
i.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.com
 
2013-07-31 01:52:04 PM
They're a SOCIAL spider? HOW?  Spiders are cannib.....

In addition to being among the relatively few social spider species, S. sarasinorum also display a curious trait called suicidal maternal care. It's as cheerful as it sounds: After a few weeks of mothering, female spiders allow themselves to be cannibalized by their offspring. "They start kind of liquefying their body from inside," Grinsted said. "The babies crawl on top of these females and start biting them and suck out the juices. The adult females sit still and let them do that."

Oh.
 
2013-07-31 02:05:54 PM

HairBolus: I want your skull: [i.imgur.com image 400x60]

You are supposed to repeat the gif:
[i.imgur.com image 200x30][i.imgur.com image 200x30][i.imgur.com image 200x30]


My sincerest apologies.
i.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.com
Better?
 
2013-07-31 02:11:58 PM

Jarhead_h: They're a SOCIAL spider? HOW?  Spiders are cannib.....

In addition to being among the relatively few social spider species, S. sarasinorum also display a curious trait called suicidal maternal care. It's as cheerful as it sounds: After a few weeks of mothering, female spiders allow themselves to be cannibalized by their offspring. "They start kind of liquefying their body from inside," Grinsted said. "The babies crawl on top of these females and start biting them and suck out the juices. The adult females sit still and let them do that."

Oh.


Some spiders are social.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-31 02:56:35 PM
sandiegofreepress.org
/surprised this hasn't been posted yet
 
2013-07-31 03:14:00 PM
" After a few weeks of mothering, female spiders allow themselves to be cannibalized by their offspring. 'They start kind of liquefying their body from inside,' "

It's slightly depressing how disturbing nature is.
 
2013-07-31 03:25:14 PM
 
2013-07-31 03:29:34 PM

clambam: Of course spiders have personalities.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc


i296.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-31 03:39:58 PM
For the record, spiders are surprisingly smart.  Had a big rose haired tarantula once, which displayed some pretty interesting behaviors. It would just sit there all day long not moving, but if I ever left the cover off it's cage, the spider would suddenly be "missing".

Kept it in a 10 gallon aquarium, but at first I couldn't find a proper screen cover for the top. Tried saran warp for starters, but my roommate wasn't pleased when it kept finding a way out. The thing gave me recurring nightmares, so I was relieved when it finally died.

/only handled it once...until I saw it clean its fangs. Yes I'm a pussy.
 
2013-07-31 04:14:25 PM

PsyLord: [sandiegofreepress.org image 347x432]
/surprised this hasn't been posted yet


I went looking for it, then I had a stupid meeting.
and then that made me have things to do
stupid work anyway
 
2013-07-31 04:16:43 PM

PsyLord: [www.hahastop.com image 555x360]
oh hai guyz, wut's going on here?


I like this one.  The other one skull did was just.....well, *I* have the lady parts...NO spider needs to be near the lady parts!

Otherwise, unless they're REALLY HUGE and in my HOUSE, I'm kinda ok with them.  If they are doing anything to be in my way, like the one currently living between the window/storm window in my back room, meh, they can stay as long as they would like.

Stay out of my bed, and my shower.  And toilet.  Don't go there either.
 
2013-07-31 04:24:25 PM
"the other spiders got to go home.."

In other words, I'd be very leery about standing around any bushes near that laboratory..
 
2013-07-31 04:47:51 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: PsyLord: [www.hahastop.com image 555x360]
oh hai guyz, wut's going on here?

I like this one.  The other one skull did was just.....well, *I* have the lady parts...NO spider needs to be near the lady parts!

Otherwise, unless they're REALLY HUGE and in my HOUSE, I'm kinda ok with them.  If they are doing anything to be in my way, like the one currently living between the window/storm window in my back room, meh, they can stay as long as they would like.

Stay out of my bed, and my shower.  And toilet.  Don't go there either.


This

I would rather have spiders than the bugs they eat. My only caveat is if they are over thumb size, they go outside. I have a cat that likes to eat spiders and I don't want him to take a chomp on something that can chomp back.
 
2013-07-31 05:33:25 PM
[clockspider.jpg]
 
2013-07-31 06:21:27 PM

SecretAgentWoman: [clockspider.jpg]


i.imgur.com
Fixed
 
2013-07-31 07:18:39 PM

I want your skull: Jarhead_h: They're a SOCIAL spider? HOW?  Spiders are cannib.....

In addition to being among the relatively few social spider species, S. sarasinorum also display a curious trait called suicidal maternal care. It's as cheerful as it sounds: After a few weeks of mothering, female spiders allow themselves to be cannibalized by their offspring. "They start kind of liquefying their body from inside," Grinsted said. "The babies crawl on top of these females and start biting them and suck out the juices. The adult females sit still and let them do that."

Oh.

Some spiders are social.
[i.imgur.com image 630x388]


That picture haunts my nightmares.
 
2013-07-31 08:22:38 PM
FTA: Forty spiders from each colony were chosen to participate in the next stage of the experiment, and the scientists marked individuals with three colored dots so they could tell them apart (the other spiders got to go home).

Add this to the long list of "Shiat grad students do to get a Ph.D."
 
2013-07-31 08:32:11 PM

I want your skull: Spider thread? Don't click this.


You sumbiatch! I hope you die!
 
2013-07-31 08:52:08 PM

cyberbenali: FTA: Forty spiders from each colony were chosen to participate in the next stage of the experiment, and the scientists marked individuals with three colored dots so they could tell them apart (the other spiders got to go home).

Add this to the long list of "Shiat grad students do to get a Ph.D."


Fark that noise. That's what you get the undergrads to do. The unpaid undergrads.

/And the High school students.
 
2013-07-31 11:27:53 PM
Never use a public restroom ever again.
 
2013-07-31 11:29:39 PM

recoil47: Never use a public restroom ever again.


Bah.  Wrong button and the GIF is too big.  Consider yourselves lucky.
 
2013-08-01 12:43:44 AM
came for the "NOPE" octopus, leaving disappointed
 
2013-08-01 12:45:32 AM
Actually, screw it, I'll do it.

www.reactiongifs.com
 
2013-08-01 11:34:08 AM

recoil47: recoil47: Never use a public restroom ever again.

Bah.  Wrong button and the GIF is too big.  Consider yourselves lucky.


Was it this one?
 
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