Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Arthropods

Giant Antarctic Invertebrate Critters!

Flasing back to my marine biology days, International Polar Year researchers have discovered all sorts of neato critters (sadly, I can’t find any pictures):

What a Tangled Web They Weave

Tom Pennington/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via Associated Press First, rock snot. Now, giant spider webs that cover acres. One more screwy thing, and I’m stocking up on canned goods. From the New York Times:

Giant Freshwater Crabs

Well, they’re not giant, but, by way of Majikthise, I found this story about an isolated population of freshwater crabs that has been dwelling in Roman ruins for 3,000 years.