Started a big project today — we have a fate in mind for all these spiders my lab is churning out. It will be an interesting fate for me, but alas, not at all healthy for the spiders. I’ll be keeping my Patreon followers informed, the rest of you will have to wait until the Fall.
I’m going to be redoubling my spider farming efforts for a while. I literally had baby spiders nesting in my beard this morning, and I just now had one crawl out of my shirt cuff. It’s a good thing I like the little fellas. Which makes it sad that this kind of a meatgrinder project. I’m going to be the Cruella DeVille of spiders.
I foresee the entire town of Morris engulfed in a giant spiderweb.
Snidely W says
That coat is going to take a lot of spiders.
I call SLAVERY.
Forgot to italicize the full stop as well. Sorry bout that.
Getting some Willard vibes here.
So you’ll be culling the spiders looking for just the right conformation of spots?
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And now back to spiders.
Will it lead to you finally publishing your long awaited evo-devo book from when you went on sabbatical and got hooked on spiders instead? Hemi never forgets.
Also it’s refreshing to see your level of blog(1) output has increased perhaps due to the semester ending.
(1)- Intentional trigger for that other blogger who likes to use you as an Emmanuel Goldstein for his rabid “website”commentariat to project their collective hate. Wink wink!
Be careful PZ
bcw bcw says
Interesting evolution article: “De novo evolution of macroscopic multicellularity”
G. Ozan Bozdag, Seyed Alireza Zamani-Dahaj, Thomas C. Day, Penelope C. Kahn, Anthony J. Burnetti, Dung T. Lac, Kai Tong, Peter L. Conlin, Aishwarya H. Balwani, Eva L. Dyer, Peter J. Yunker & William C. Ratcliff