Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

Nice Web Mr. CrackSpider

Perhaps the best thing I’ve ever seen. Remember when I blogged a bit about the effects of psychoactive drugs on the web-building activities of spiders? Well little did I know that the experiment was actually filmed.

Comments

  1. #1 Kevin W. Parker
    May 25, 2007

    Beautifully done – I was going along with it until the hammock bit.

  2. #2 Charlie (Colorado)
    May 25, 2007

    Words simply fail me. Golly.

  3. #3 baryogenesis
    May 26, 2007

    A friend who directed me to this several months ago recently told me that it had been withdrawn. (“Canadian Gov’t” logo?) Glad it’s still there. It’s awesome!

  4. #4 Keri Hulme
    May 26, 2007

    O, totally neat!
    Encountered this some months before, and then lost the bookmark – many thanks for re-establishing one of my web favourites! Kia ora, cheers -

  5. #5 David Bradley
    May 26, 2007

    We covered this on New Scientist when I was freelancing for them in the early 1990s, great to see live action footage though, thanks.

    Speaking of spiders…if you need molecular structures http://www.Chemspider.com has 13 million of them all easily searchable and with a Firefox/Ie7 search addon to boot.

    Oh, by the way, I produce a chemistry blog called Spinneret for the site.

    db

  6. #6 Crudely Wrott
    May 30, 2007

    This may represent a new danger to all humans! Insectipomorphising our world view and social values until we all become part of the hive mind! And then! . . .ooooohhhh . . .

    Thanks. Great fun!

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