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. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Lawrence DíOliveiro, Jun 15th, 2011 @ 5:54pm

    Spiders On Drugs

    I love the report from several years ago about the effects of exposing spiders to different types of drugs. Some of these had really bizarre effects on their web-weaving, in particular.

    Iím not sure if it was the cocaine or caffeine one that looked like the critter kept on weaving and didnít know when to stop...

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jun 15th, 2011 @ 6:09pm

    Re: Spiders On Drugs

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    Call me Al, Jun 16th, 2011 @ 12:58am

    Thank for the article on the spider with its little diving bell. A really amazing creature.

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    ethorad (profile), Jun 16th, 2011 @ 4:47am

    Camel spiders

    First fact: the camel spider isn't really a spider. Thanks for playing.

    But is it a camel?

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 16th, 2011 @ 7:29am

    So camel spiders got their name by eating the underbellies of camels, but they aren't known for eating prey larger than they are? Those must be some incredibly tiny camels then...

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    Benny6Toes (profile), Jun 16th, 2011 @ 7:31am

    sigh...the above anonymous coward is me. It would be great if chrome actually kept me logged in from time to time...

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