Waiting for an arachnologist to win their Nobel

After all, we can study spider evolution too, and it’s a notably branchy tree, especially compared to those loser primates who are in decline.

That last number, 62 spiders in 10-30 species living in our homes, is probably a very conservative estimate. That’s close to what I’ve seen in my cold northern home, and I know I’ve grossly undercounted everything.


  1. birgerjohansson says

    You know, if people could extract alcohol from spiders, there would be a lot of amateur researchers in a jiffy.
    Is there any spider venom that makes you high?