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Roger's Spider Stronghold is now open!

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 06:21 pm
@edgarblythe,
That's determination that you've gotta admire. Here you are, being engulfed in warm goo, and the only thing on your mind is to wrap up a snack for later.

roger
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 06:47 pm
@farmerman,
There has to be some kind of balance between instinct and intelligence. She was on the wrong side of the line.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 06:55 pm
@roger,
she didn't have enough time to evolve some Goo-Gone
roger
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 07:08 pm
@farmerman,
My current spiders haven't evolved to the point of getting out of a bathtub unaided. Maybe think they're already perfect and have no need for further evolution.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 07:16 pm
@roger,
They ought to train some of those flies as steeds to ride upon.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 02:33 pm
img]http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/1x9118337/wheel_spider_carparachne_aureoflava_wheeling_across_sand_dune_to_escape_predators_namib_desert__510562.jpghttp://www.everyonedoesit.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/c1449101724_93ce105db0-300x229.jpg

This is the wheel spider of the Namib desert of southwest Africa. It's possibly the only animal other than man that employs a wheel in locomotion.

The spider digs a vertical burrow 16 to 20 inches deep on the, shallow slope of the dune and in the process is preyed upon by a wasp, which digs a parallel burrow to collapse the first. When the spider is exposed and can't fight off the wasp, it runs down the steep slope, folds up its legs into a wheel shape, and quickly rolls down the slope escaping the wasp, which usually loses track of the spider.

Although no other animal--except man, to my knowledge--applies a wheel in locomotion there are other organisms that do so. Various flagellated protists and bacteria use this technique in to propel themselves; what appears to be a wagging tail is actually a corkscrew-like apparatus rotating in a socket.

I'd be interested to hear of any other possible wheel-like structures employed in nature.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 02:38 pm
@eresus,
Eresus: This is not one of my photos, but one that I pulled off the web. To use the photo for a book you would have to get copyright approval from the owner.
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vonny
 
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Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 02:50 pm
@coluber2001,
Rotifers - the wheel animalcules - or is that too vague a connection?
coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 03:01 pm
@vonny,
Is the rotifer a protest?
vonny
 
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Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 03:04 pm
@coluber2001,
An illusion!
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vonny
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2014 09:57 am
http://thatswhatkobisaid.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/officehumorjokes1.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Thu 6 Mar, 2014 02:23 pm
http://i0.wp.com/listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/tarantula-feeding-tm.jpg?resize=400%2C275

Weird Fact: If you drop a tarantula it will shatter

First of all, unless you are allergic to tarantula venom, they are harmless to humans (though they pack a painful bite). Some tarantulas can also shoot the “hairs” off their legs which can pierce human skin and cause great discomfort. Now – back to the weird fact. Tarantulas have an exoskeleton (that means its skeleton is on the outside) like crayfish and crabs. They shed their exoskeleton regularly – normally by lying on their back. (When they are shedding their skeleton, it is a good idea to keep right away from them as they will attack due to their vulnerable state.) Because the exoskeleton is very fragile, if a tarantula is dropped from a low height, it will shatter and die.
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vonny
 
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Reply Fri 7 Mar, 2014 11:03 am
Tiny Australia Peacock spider

http://www.shockmansion.com/wp-content/myimages/2011/04/Peacock-spider-122.jpg
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 7 Mar, 2014 01:18 pm
Post PreviewIf you didn't get the email here is the information on the Neriene radiata. Refer to the filmy dome spider as her uses the old latin name. Image #721 year 2006

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roger
 
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Reply Fri 7 Mar, 2014 02:10 pm
@coluber2001,
Really good of you to keep up with these requests, coluber.
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 05:44 pm
I have a question for you spider people....

I was having some serious electrical work done in the house today and later found thousands of just hatched baby spiders cascading from a sconce light over my mantle.

It seems early in the year for spiders to be hatching and I'm wondering if perhaps the commotion would cause them to hatch early.

They were tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny but still alarming. I want to know if I need to be on the lookout for more.
vonny
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 06:08 am
@boomerang,
I'm no expert on spiders, but I know that most baby spiders hatch when the weather gets warm - did you have the sconce light on lots more than usual when the work was being done?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 10:53 am
http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-03/enhanced/webdr03/18/11/anigif_enhanced-30204-1395155186-20.gif
A Beginner’s Guide To Removing A Spider From Your Bedroom
http://www.buzzfeed.com/simoncrerar/beginners-guide-to-removing-a-spider-from-your-bedroom
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 12:38 pm
@roger,
I have to go to the library to use a computer, so sometimes it takes a while for me to respond.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 1 May, 2014 10:12 am
http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-04/enhanced/webdr03/30/2/enhanced-buzz-28592-1398838552-32.jpg
http://www.buzzfeed.com/simoncrerar/problems-all-australians-know
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