May 12 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: A friendly, welcoming face

"Come on in!"


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    chigau (違う)

    Won’t you come into my parlour …

  2. 2

    oh jeebies… what big hairy legs you have….

  3. 3

    I think it’s kind of cute.

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    chigau (違う)

    I knew that face was familar

  5. 5

    Actually, it looks a bit anxious… sort of like myself when I have a bible thumper on my front steps.

  6. 6

    I saw the post title on the main page and thought “Oh-oh. Might be spiders. SPIDERS!”

    Give me snakes any time.

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    Well, she’s certainly welcoming! Don’t know about “friendly”.

  8. 8

    Wait. Where are you going? I was going to make Espresso…

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    throwaway, never proofreads, every post a gamble

    Oh cripes, chigau! That story is epic!

    As for the wolf spider, I actually got to witness a mother with her little eggs on the dorsal part of her abdomen, once, long ago. I was suppressing a gag reflex as my primitive brain was like “parasites attached to body! horrible growths!” So of course that made me go grab my camera so I could share it with all my family and friends! The flash on the camera goes off then tens of glowing eyes light up, all seemingly staring and posing for me.

    Sadly, I don’t know what became of those pictures. I suppose they’re on a busted hard drive that I’m too lazy to try to recover. But I still have the story and the memory, for now at least.

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    HappiestSadist, Repellent Little Martyr

    Aww, so fluffy and look at all of those big shiny eyes!

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    Matt G

    Put some long, brightly colored hair on it and it could be one of those troll dolls some of us (of a certain age) had as kids!

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    Jonathan Hartley

    It’s a ZZ Top arachnid!

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