beschizza at June 19th, 2014 18:28 — #1
boundegar at June 19th, 2014 20:46 — #2
Just wait til they get a taste of Englishman. The nightmare is about to begin.
beanolini at June 20th, 2014 04:34 — #3
It's not 'have come', it's 'have always been here'. I've seen these raft spiders a few times in ponds in the UK.
It's the giant fish-eating beetles you need to watch out for, though- bigger than the spiders, heavier, more vicious, and they can fly.
fuzzyfungus at June 20th, 2014 05:34 — #4
I smell the blood of an Englishman,
Be he writhing in my web
I'll dissolve his flesh to make my nutritive enzymatic slurry."
(Shut up, meat-food. I've got 8 eyes and I'll have as many syllables in a line as I damn well like.)
(All joking aside, a spider that preferentially detects mosquitos laden with delicious blood?!?! Even in my capacity as a fungus, and admirer of parasitoid wasps, I hereby proclaim "Damn nature, you scary!")
boundegar at June 20th, 2014 06:33 — #5
Eh, we've had that in Minecraft for ages.
gilbertwham at June 20th, 2014 10:00 — #6
Yeah, you think it's horrible getting a mouthful of fly when you're biking. Nope. Ain't no thang.
pixleshifter at June 20th, 2014 13:23 — #7
I was far more impressed with the bumblebee saving the other bumblebee from a spider that was linked off the same page.
Although I think their free-dead-tree-daily paper is a complete waste of literally gigatonnes of resources. It's just junk mail.
gilbertwham at June 20th, 2014 17:32 — #8
Worse than that, it's an offshoot of the Daily Mail.
beschizza at June 24th, 2014 18:29 — #9
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