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Originally posted by TheSparrowSings
Spiders, like many other creatures on earth, have high sensitivity to magnetic fluctuation and they also use the earth's magnetic field for navigation. They also are known for being one of the few creatures that can view the polarization of suns light.
I am making these points because in my opinion, when creatures start acting strangely or out of character, the first place we should look is up. If the sun is extremely active and the magnetic field is currently in flip mode (albeit it could take thousands of years to finish its reversal) the combined effects of these may be enough right now to be driving certain magnetic reliant creatures off their rockers.
Maybe that is why humanity is also collectively going insane right now...
Originally posted by niceguybob
Anybody that lives in Southern California knows Highway 2, which is called the Angeles Crest Highway. This road runs from Azusa to Pasadena and beyond along the ridge/rim of the mountains in So. Cal.
It's a nice pretty road, with many panoramic views over both sides of the ridges. (A LOT of JPL employees prefer this road to freeway 210 heading to Pasadena.)
I have SEEN the Tarantulas when they are hatched on that road with my own eyes. They are EVERYWHERE!!!
When you drive over them with your car, your first reaction is to drive fast,until you hear them crunch.
Then you drive slow. Then it's a slow crunch.
You can't win. It is REALLY surreal. Tarantulas EVERYWHERE.
Yeah, their harmless. But fricking scarey
I've only seen it once with my own eyes, but there are a bunch of people that actually go up there to watch the tarantula run.
Originally posted by rickymouse
These spiders will spread all over the world because of the WWW.
Originally posted by LafingWithTears
Originally posted by jb1958
Originally posted by reficul
one of my favorite spiders is the wee little jumping spider.
its only about 1/4 cm. (1/8 inch) big,but these suckers don't put up with no crap!
they jump at you,they are not afraid of yo and they will bite you! over and over again!!!
Don't spread nonsense, Jumping Spiders are very small, hunt other small spiders and insects. They do not attack humans. They are harmless.
Untrue, I was working on a fence once and had one come out of a crack in the wood and leap onto my hand. I shook it off back onto the post and it leaped back onto my hand, then I shook it off into the grass. Presumably it was trying to bite me but, like daddy long leg spiders, its fangs may not be big/strong enough.
I once witnessed one walk up behind an ant, bite it and then run away for no apparent reason. They seem to be kind of ill-tempered.