100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Recorded in Amber

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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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How does that even happen?! Flash crystalized?




posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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Really cool pictures. I for one am glad these two never evolved. I would hate to think we would have wasp's the size of Eagles and spiders the size of dogs. Here in the south we ahve wasp's we call Dirt Dobbers, their spider killers. They encase them with a wasp larvae in a mud/dirt tomb. The wasp eats the still not dead spider as it matures. These wasp's are my friends, spiders are not. I lost two fingers to a Brown Recluse bite when I was 14, Bite me between the little finger and ring finger on left hand, they were taken off to save my hand.

But I agree with other poster when they said looks as if they were teleported in time to us now. Has anyone ever found a bug or insect encased in amber?



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by Katharos62191
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I am still baffled and perplexed as to how these awesome moments are caught in amber, mid action. I have always been in awe over all the cases of living things caught in amber, coal, etc. How does that work?
This is no doubt an epic moment forever frozen.
Great find & share!

S&F!


That's what I was just thinking.

Reminds me of a scene in the film 'Ice Age' where this little scrawny squirrel critter is chasing down an acorn. Just as he's about to grasp it to his drooling mouth, Crack! He's frozen in a block of ice. Funny as hell.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
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100 million years old...? Doubt it..... Makes no sense at all...


Can you elaborate on this statement?

What part doesn't make sense?
edit on 9-10-2012 by AlphaHawk because: (no reason given)


100 million years ago spiders were supposedly way bigger than that



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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As humanity encroaches further and further into nature's realm, the more we see wild creatures becoming somewhat domesticated. The wildlife is adapting(evolving if you like), to humanities expansion.

I saw a large group of Buzzards last week over a highly populated UK city. Awesome.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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What a SUPER find. S&F. I too wonder how they could've been frozen in time. I wish I could get that thing under a magnifying glass. It actually looks like part of the web is encased as well. Hard to tell for sure.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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they certainly aren't perfect, everything could be "perfected"?



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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I was implying that maybe they are evolved to a point where they have all the tools and abilities to meet the demands of their current world. For now.

Almost perfect, but not quite.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by dayve

Originally posted by AlphaHawk
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100 million years old...? Doubt it..... Makes no sense at all...


Can you elaborate on this statement?

What part doesn't make sense?
edit on 9-10-2012 by AlphaHawk because: (no reason given)


100 million years ago spiders were supposedly way bigger than that


Well maybe wasps were bigger too



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 10:46 PM
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This is awesome. Amber is a wonderful thing. I wonder if they could get DNA out of the amber they find?



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
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100 million years old...? Doubt it..... Makes no sense at all...


Can you elaborate on this statement?

What part doesn't make sense?
edit on 9-10-2012 by AlphaHawk because: (no reason given)


Oh c'mon everyone knows the Earth is only like, fifty years old or sumthin'....heheh

I think thats what he was saying...



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
Here you go. I saw this earlier today. Just amazing. I guess the fly, got the last laugh.........






Actually, I think the tree got the last laugh...



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by thoiter

Originally posted by dayve

Originally posted by AlphaHawk
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100 million years old...? Doubt it..... Makes no sense at all...


Can you elaborate on this statement?

What part doesn't make sense?
edit on 9-10-2012 by AlphaHawk because: (no reason given)


100 million years ago spiders were supposedly way bigger than that


Well maybe wasps were bigger too


Also - Maybe SOME were bigger, and some were the same size as now...



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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hey did any one think that maybe some kid was just playing around and maybe they thought it was fun to stick some bugs in some goo? wrap your mind around that one!



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by CaptainBeno
100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Recorded in Amber

100 million years?!


But...




posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Why does everyone think this was all instant and an action of both at the same time?

It is likely one was trapped and then a day or hours later another was. It could be the spider seen the trapped fly and thought it had a meal only to end up traped as well. Just like with the tar and the mammals of the past. Predator sees trap prey and ends up trapped themselves.

Raist



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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That is positivly Ghastly!! And Cool.





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