Tag: spiders

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New Peacock Spider Video!

The cinematographer extraordinaire of tiny dancing spiders, Jurgen Otto, has posted a new peacock spider video!  Remember, these adorable little spiders are usually less than 6mm in size. I was going to write a post […]


“Scientifically Accurate” Spider-man (is not accurate)

What can Spider-Man’s detachable penis teach us about science communication?

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An awesome comic about a graduate student with spider DNA

The horrible truth about Spiderman’s Anatomy

I was on a panel a few weeks ago discussing mutations, and what they can and cannot do.  Spider-man was one of the topics, because the sad truth is that the Comics industry has conspired […]

Mating and Courtship in Peacock Spiders

Rejoice! Jürgen Otto has released a new Peacock spider video! Male Peacock spiders (jumping spiders in the genus Maratus) have a pair of colourful abdominal flaps which they extend during courtship to attract a female. […]

Spinning Spider Silk into Gold

What do you do if you are textile artists in Madagascar and want to promote traditional Malagasy weaving techniques?  You make a scarf and a golden cape spun from spider silk.  Using half a million dollars […]

Ricky Gervais Explains Spiders

There is a fair amount of swearing, so you might not want to play this at work. Otherwise, enjoy!

Spider Disco

The jumping spiders have always been one of my favorite groups. Even the most hardened arachnophobe usually will admit they are kinda cute. And now there is wonderful footage of some jumping spiders gettin’ it […]