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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« on: October 22, 2009, 08:06:58 PM »
'Giant' orb web spider discovered



A new and rare species of "giant" orb web spider has been discovered in Africa and Madagascar.

In the journal
Plos One, researchers describe Nephila komaci as the largest web spinning spider known to science.

Enjoy!

Spel


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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 08:13:06 PM »
*Looks at newspaper in hand* I'm going to need the Sunday Edition for that one...

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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 09:20:03 PM »
*whimpers, curling up in his blankets and eyeing the big spider*

Offline Revolverman

Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 09:20:44 PM »
*Lights welding torch* This calls for FIRE.

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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 09:23:37 PM »
*Lights welding torch* This calls for FIRE.
We'll find it has a natural asbestos exoskeleton.

Offline Revolverman

Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 09:26:06 PM »
We'll find it has a natural asbestos exoskeleton.

*Fires up arc welder* Then we will use PLASMA!

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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 09:27:01 PM »
*Fires up arc welder* Then we will use PLASMA!
Spider says, "Nu way haxor!"

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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 09:30:00 PM »
Spider says, "Nu way haxor!"

feel the wrath of SCIENCE!

Offline Vekseid

Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009, 10:02:14 PM »
And you can weave their silk into cloth that is stronger, lighter, and more flexible than kevlar.

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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009, 10:19:24 PM »
Mmm, spider silk exploitation.

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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009, 11:24:07 PM »
And you can weave their silk into cloth that is stronger, lighter, and more flexible than kevlar.

Probably very expensive aswell? I would so love clothes made of that... >.>

Offline Vekseid

Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2009, 12:27:47 AM »
Probably very expensive aswell? I would so love clothes made of that... >.>

Since the first item ever woven of it was just made this year, and took a million spiders several years, yeah, probably, until it can be made synthetically it's not even viable for billionaires.


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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2009, 12:42:14 AM »
Tony Stark probably flosses with the stuff.

Offline Kate

Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2009, 05:11:04 AM »
Goats have been genetically altered to make spider silk in their milk.

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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2009, 09:15:55 AM »
Looks at the image..

Picks up his 5 inch thick book, looks thoughtfully at the image again. Puts down book and picks up his 9 inch thick cruise book.

THUMP!!!

<eeek.. big spider!>

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Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2009, 10:08:21 AM »
Since the first item ever woven of it was just made this year, and took a million spiders several years, yeah, probably, until it can be made synthetically it's not even viable for billionaires.

So, this is the same spider that made the gold-colored cloth that was recently seen in the Fiber Arts thread?

Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Re: 'Giant' orb web spider discovered
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2009, 05:08:52 AM »
Well, maybe we can genetically blend the spiders that produced this silk



with fainting goats

Fainting Goats

and watch the gold market ROLLER-COASTER!  Awesome!

Thanks very much for the replies, everybody!  I'm glad that you enjoyed the spidery goodness.

Spel


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