Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Unstructured Spiders

For the record, I'm an arachnophobe. Over the years, I've managed to desensitize myself to the point where I won't actually run out of a room, screaming when I see a spider, but I'm still not very fond of the evil, little bastards.

In spite of this, I can't help but to be mesmerized by this video of jumping spider mating behavior. Basically, what's going on, here, is that the male wants to have sex with the female. Unfortunately, the female tends to view all moving things as food, so the male needs to (very, very carefully) prove that he's actually a male jumping spider by sending her the proper signal.

Let's hope that she's in the mood.


dione said...

Hi, i must say if i was the female spider, i would of eaten him to him shut up, way before. I have read your musings for a very long time now, updates come through my email. I do not remember how i came about it. Well over a year now. I have found you the most interesting person that i have ever come across. I must of lived in sleepy hollows,still do with males with numb brains, with no scoping mechs. Good luck on the job front.

Andrew Lias said...

Thanks, Dione. I appreciate the support. I'll be sure to post an update on my status soon.

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