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Science Friday post: spiders are your friends

August 31, 2007

Imagine a spider web the size of a football field.  Or several, built by millions of spiders in Texas.

“At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland,” said Donna Garde, superintendent at the park that is located about 45 miles east of Dallas. “Now it’s filled with so many mosquitoes that it’s turned a little brown. There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs.”

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! Millions of mosquitoes dying a horrible death.  I always treat spiders with respect, because I generally prefer the company of the spider to that of whatever it eats.  But damn, that’s a lot of eight-legged freaks…

  1. August 31, 2007 at 13:08 | #1

    I thought the idea that there might be a huge Shelob spider quite funny.  The actual answer of where the huge web comes from I will not spoil.  It’s pretty cool.

  2. September 1, 2007 at 12:26 | #2

    Once-in-a-lifetime event? The fools! It’s all falling into place! One more generation and my army of spider minions will be ready to march… on Crawford! Fight one infestation with another, that’s what I always say. Ha ha. Ha ha ha. HA HAHAHAHA!

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