beschizza — 2014-06-19T18:28:59-04:00 — #1
boundegar — 2014-06-19T20:46:56-04:00 — #2
Just wait til they get a taste of Englishman. The nightmare is about to begin.
beanolini — 2014-06-20T04:34:38-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-20T05:34:03-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-20T06:33:17-04:00 — #5
Eh, we've had that in Minecraft for ages.
gilbertwham — 2014-06-20T10:00:07-04:00 — #6
Yeah, you think it's horrible getting a mouthful of fly when you're biking. Nope. Ain't no thang.
pixleshifter — 2014-06-20T13:23:12-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-20T17:32:08-04:00 — #8
Worse than that, it's an offshoot of the Daily Mail.
beschizza — 2014-06-24T18:29:04-04:00 — #9
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