Terror in the lab!

Tending to my morning lab duties, I was cleaning out some drawers when I found…

Sometimes, one must play. Maybe, though, I should have posed the terrified people around the spider down below.

Yesterday, I’d shown you the cute and adorable female who was all curled up in a typical resting pose. She was typical; when I checked on them today, they were all curled up like contented kittens, except that one male above. He was twitchy. One of those long forelimbs had a bit of curvature to it, like he’d grown too big for his skin, so maybe he’s going to molt soon.

I did catch him posturing with the corpses of his prey. He has fed well lately.


  1. blf says

    The terrified people aren’t really too bothered by the Darwin-like figure or his pet skull, it’s the approaching crocoduck from the masthead up top (who has possibly just laid the yogicspider?) who has them gleeful.

    (What you see may vary, depending on masthead being displayed, size / proportions of browser window, and any absinthe consumed…)

  2. Pierce R. Butler says

    blf @ # 1: … the approaching crocoduck … (who has possibly just laid the yogicspider?)

    Dare I ask which of the meanings of that past participle you intended?

  3. davidc1 says

    @4 Don’t want to spoil the fun ,Google crocoduck with kirk cameron and ray comfort .

  4. birgerjohansson says

    A public information message about figures:
    ‘Irregular Webcomic” has Lego figures of Ctulhu, an Allosaur president, Martians, an unreliable mage with insanely overpowered fireballs and, of course, Death. And the two dudes from Mythbusters .
    The guy making the webcomic must be the super-sayan of SF/Tech nerds.

  5. Vreejack says

    If I were introducing a lecture on evolution, I would begin with the concept of the crocoduck. It’s non-existence is a good example of why evolution is true.