1. birgerjohansson says

    We need to breed a variant of spiders that produce proper green luminiscent pulsating egg sacs…

    If baby spiders like human fat, I can donate 40% of my body. But you will pay for the liposuction yourself.
    Plan B: Do it like the guy in the film ‘Se7en’, removing a pound of flesh the hard way. But it may require painkillers (for the donors, not for the spiderlings)
    I have probably seen too many horror films, but I think Shelob was cool.

  2. blf says

    Everyone likes baby spiders, right?

    That’s what I was going to add to tonight’s Gaspacho! It was missing something — still quite good, but something was missing…

  3. birgerjohansson says

    There are already ants served in sugar, so baby spiders are the logical next step. Can we breed lobster-size spiders, please?

  4. blf says

    @4, Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi):

    Found in northern South America, it is the largest spider in the world by mass (175g) and size (10.41cm) […] Despite the spider’s name, it only rarely preys on birds.
    The spider is part of the local cuisine in northeastern South America, prepared by singeing off the urticating hairs and roasting it in banana leaves. The flavor has been described as “shrimplike”.

    A bit less than half the “size” of a “legal to catch” lobster, but could be a starting point…

  5. lumipuna says

    The whole spider thing sounds vaguely like this:

    Collect spiders
    Breed spiders
    Feed young spiders
    More spiders

  6. John Morales says


    Die uninterred, preferably in warm weather. Get fly flown. Feed spiders!
    Even more spiders!

  7. John Morales says

    [huh. I did make bullet points (not in HTML, because lazy) but the preprocessing deleted them.
    This platform sucks]