Mary’s Monday Metazoan: If you could dance like that, I’d be all eyes for you


I’m relieved my courtin’ days are over, because even if I did paint my butt iridescent colors, I don’t think I could twerk it up over my head.

Comments

  1. davidnangle says

    Are they developing scary faces like the Samurai Crabs? Because I wouldn’t kill one of those. Be too busy running.

  2. komarov says

    Re: davidnangle (#1):

    Speaking only for myself, I’m fairly sure flashing scary faces at me is the least frightening thing a big spider could do. Which isn’t to say that I wouldn’t exit hastily.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    Now, why she didn’t seem all that impressed about his performance isn’t clear. I was very much impressed, though not aroused and likely, to some extent wrong species and gender for him.

  4. kevskos says

    Re: #1 and #3.

    Since Maratus volans are at most 5mm across and shy you will probably never see them or the 5000+ species in the Salticidae spider family unless you look for them.

  5. Alt-X says

    That is really awesome! Love those little suckers. Had one on my bed jumping around yesterday. Too cute!