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Spider Dance! [Mar. 23rd, 2007|11:22 am]
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[mood |hungryhungry]
[music |Hiphop something I don't know.]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SHaXOKWB_w

Some awesome choreography.

And a news story.. lifted off of margann if I recall, thank you. :)

While not usually considered paragons of tender, familial love, some spiders do have a touchy-feely side. Scientists have discovered two arachnids that caress their young and snuggle together.

Social behavior is extremely rare in arachnids, a group of critters typically defined by their aggression, clever hunting methods and even predatory cannibalism.

"This was the best example I had ever seen of friendly behavior in an arachnid," said lead study author Linda Rayor, a Cornell University entomologist.

"I was amazed at how incredibly interactive the groups are," Rayor said. "They are in constant tactile contact with one another. They are constantly exploring one another and interacting with their siblings."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20070320/sc_livescience/creepyspiderslovetosnuggle
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[User Picture]From: saabisu
2007-03-23 04:28 pm (UTC)
I used to have a tarantula.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-23 04:40 pm (UTC)
Did it cuddle?
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[User Picture]From: saabisu
2007-03-23 11:32 pm (UTC)
She just kind of sat there. Always.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-24 12:15 am (UTC)
lol
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-03-23 05:30 pm (UTC)
I don't care how cuddly they are, I've just got one rule for spiders. YOu can live in my house because I appreciate the bug killing, but if you get in my bed you're dead.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-23 07:47 pm (UTC)
Good call. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: zeporch_zombie
2007-03-23 07:06 pm (UTC)
thank you for that you tube clip.. that is amazingly beautiful to me.. i dance like this.. but this style is so much more skilled than my amateur skills..
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-23 07:47 pm (UTC)
Glad you like it, sweetie. :)

And I bet you rock.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-24 04:59 pm (UTC)
I didn't even recognize it. Woooops.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-24 07:38 pm (UTC)
That makes me feel a little better.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2007-03-24 02:07 pm (UTC)
oh man i hope my mom doesn't read this. whenever i used to kill a spider, she would say, "But what if it's Charlotte?" Eventually I learned to respond, "CHARLOTTE IS DEAD!!!!"

hope that isn't considered a spoiler. lol
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-24 05:11 pm (UTC)
LOL! Hahahaa!!! Love it. :)
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