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Offline Boßel

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Spider Web Forest
« on: March 07, 2012, 10:11:20 PM »
This is pretty neat. I will have bad dreams about falling into this thing.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/spider-web-forrest-is-beautiful-and-terrifying


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The severe flooding in Australia isn't just impacting humans, it's also forcing spiders to vacate their homes along swollen riverbanks. Here are creepily pretty photographs of a sort of spider refugee camp near an inland residential area.

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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 07:26:30 PM »
WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO ME!

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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 07:34:47 PM »
WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO ME!

You can feel them, can't you? Running up and down your body, in and out of your ears.

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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 09:46:38 PM »
WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO ME!

You can feel them, can't you? Running up and down your body, in and out of your ears.

I saw this yesterday, but didn't want to post because of the above.

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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 03:57:41 AM »
I've seen worse. And shouldn't you be thankful that the spiders are still around to eat all the other poisonous crap you aussies have running around in your outback? At least while they're busy eating other stuff, they aren't eating you.

Eta: this is how we grow 'em in the US: http://texasento.net/Social_Spider.htm

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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 06:45:33 AM »
And shouldn't you be thankful that the spiders are still around to eat all the other poisonous crap you aussies have running around in your outback? At least while they're busy eating other stuff, they aren't eating you.

It doesnt work that way. The poisonous creatures tend not to have many predators, because any would-be predators get... y'know... poisoned. All the poisonous stuff just works together to ensure that there are no non-poisonous creatures left in australia.

Personally, Im going to have to either develop venomous fangs or shuffle off any day now. Thats just how it works.
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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 07:44:32 AM »
I'm still trying to find William Shatner in the photographs.
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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 09:15:59 AM »
Didn't Hollywood make a sci-fi flick about this sort of thing a few years ago?
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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 02:30:20 PM »
Didn't Hollywood make a sci-fi flick about this sort of thing a few years ago?


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I've seen worse. And shouldn't you be thankful that the spiders are still around to eat all the other poisonous crap you aussies have running around in your outback? At least while they're busy eating other stuff, they aren't eating you.

Eta: this is how we grow 'em in the US: http://texasento.net/Social_Spider.htm

some more images of spider awesomeness.


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I now have the crawls on me again.

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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 03:17:39 PM »


That's it. I'm adding a flamethrower to my flood survival kit.
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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 05:59:42 PM »
Thanks a fcking bunch!
I now have the crawls on me again.
Hey, I didn't post pics, just links. It's your fault if you follow the clearly marked links. :P

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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 08:13:50 AM »
Didn't Hollywood make a sci-fi flick about this sort of thing a few years ago?
They've done it a lot. My comment about Shatner was in reference to Kingdom of the Spiders (1977).
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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2012, 10:52:27 AM »
I'm still trying to find William Shatner in the photographs.

Winnar! Best Shatner flick EVER!

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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 11:08:29 AM »
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Re: Spider Web Forest
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012, 11:29:45 AM »
That's so cool, but why are they not eating each other? I didn't think spiders tolerated sharing webs (except in a few cases).
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