DailyDirt: Our Eight-Legged Friends
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Spiders are tough little invertebrates, and some of them have pretty amazing adaptations to their environments. Here are just a few more interesting links on these eight-legged creatures.
- The little Argyroneta aquatica spider is the first known spider to live its entire life under water. It still needs to breathe air, so it creates a little diving bell that also seems to act like a gill. [url]
- It might not be so cruel to pull a couple legs off of spiders... since spiders can survive just fine on 6 legs. Five-legged spiders, though, are definitely handicapped. [url]
- About 40 new species of spiders were found in the Philippines -- along with a lot of other new species of invertebrates and fish. Apparently, "the Philippines has more diversity on land and sea than any other place on earth." [citation needed?] [url]
- Here's a quick fact/fiction summary about the camel spider. First fact: the camel spider isn't really a spider. Thanks for playing. [url]
- To discover more interesting biological curiosities, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]