Monstrous Spiders

Discussion in 'Pseudoscience Archive' started by R1D2, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Enmos Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    Thanks

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    Ah ok, in Dutch "lager" in this context means smaller (literally: 'less high' or 'shorter')

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. universaldistress Extravagantly Introverted ... Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,467
    Right. So what I need to do is grow some spiders in tanks with 40% oxygen and see how big they get. Then before I unleash my army on the world, design an oxygen backpack for them, and of course engineer their brains to be more like a humans hahahahahahahahahaahahahahaaaaaa!
     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. universaldistress Extravagantly Introverted ... Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,467
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,321
    your welcome

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    Here I thought that was just a type of beer. :shrug:
    Yes thank you.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  8. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,321
    Yes, or we can engineer there lungs to be more like ours. And give them a rattle snake like toxin an bite. With a very high aggression level. Coupled with human like intelligence.
     
  9. Neverfly Banned Banned

    Messages:
    3,576
    Why bother trying to engineer the very complex process by which an entire different creature creates toxin when plenty of spiders, such as the Daddy Longlegs, already have a vicious toxin capability to transfer over?
     
  10. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,321
    I was thinking a snake can strike at least twice an kill both times. And I don't know how many spiders have killed humans. And I am not sure how spider venom is. But a snakes venom an bite can be very "nasty".
     
  11. Neverfly Banned Banned

    Messages:
    3,576
    I knew a man who had been bitten 31 times by a single black widow. It was in the collar of a shirt he had put on. Probably assumed that the feeling was the tag scratching his neck, but with a tie on and all that...
    Yeah he was dead before his body hit the floor.

    http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-five-deadliest-spiders

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_bite#Necrotic_venom

    About the same as Rattlesnake when it comes to effect...
     
  12. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,321
    Interesting, thanks.
     
  13. Neverfly Banned Banned

    Messages:
    3,576
  14. Enmos Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    Daddy Long Legs are not actually spiders though. They are in the order Opiliones (harvestmen), not in the order Aranea (spiders).
     
  15. Neverfly Banned Banned

    Messages:
    3,576
    Ah Ha! Gotcha!

    There are two commonly named "Daddy Long Legs." You just named one...
    The other is Holocnemus pluchei, a common house spider.


    Bazinga.
     
  16. Enmos Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    Oh, I thought the myth was about Harvestmen

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  17. Neverfly Banned Banned

    Messages:
    3,576
    Maybe it is, I dunno... :shrug:

    Don't ruin my moment of glory...
     
  18. universaldistress Extravagantly Introverted ... Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,467
    Harvestmen, Cellar Spiders and there are also flying Daddy Long Legs (species of fly). Myth covers any and all as those who perpetuate the myth know nothing about DDLs compared to us guys now

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  19. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,321
    Here in florida I know the daddy long legs spider. Can't really bite me. But the golden orb spider can. As well as the brown recluse, and black widow. There is one more but I can't think of its name. I think if I could engineer a monstrous spider with spider like killing venom. I would have chose the brown recluse first. And not a daddy long legs at all.
     

Share This Page