Back from our adventure


We visited Minneapolis-St Paul this past weekend so we could watch Iliana and Skatje walk on Mars…


…and Iliana and Grandma going undersea.

I am reminded that little kids are exhausting. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend with an energetic 3 year old, but it was necessary to get home to recover. Except…yikes, things are heating up in the lab.

I had one egg sac open up 12 days ago, and another this weekend. A third is imminent — I dread going into the lab today to see even more spiderlings. Then there are two more that will open up in a week. I got home last night and had to sort out and move a cloud of adorable baby spiders into separate containers. I’ve got two small incubators in my lab, and they’ll be full today; I’m running out of the small plastic containers I keep the small ones in. Then I’ve got a Parasteatoda egg sac that is threatening to hatch out any day now.

I am beginning to realize it may be possible to have too many spiders.

Comments

  1. Owlmirror says

    I am beginning to realize it may be possible to have too many spiders.

    Everyone — except for you and a few other outliers, who should not be counted — already knows that.

  2. drickard says

    I am beginning to realize it may be possible to have too many spiders.

    Who are you, and what have you done with the real PZ Myers?

  3. birgerjohansson says

    (Looks at Martian astronauts)
    They have been taken over! It is “Dark City” all over again.
    Vote Republican, it is the only chance to stop Them (TM).

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