04-21-2011, 02:13 PM #1
Largest Fossil Spider Found in Volcanic Ash
The largest fossil spider uncovered to date once ensnared prey back in the age of dinosaurs, scientists find.
The spider, named Nephila jurassica, was discovered buried in ancient volcanic ash in Inner Mongolia, China. Tufts of hairlike fibers seen on its legs showed this 165-million-year-old arachnid to be the oldest known species of the largest web-weaving spiders alive today — the golden orb-weavers, or Nephila, which are big enough to catch birds and bats, and use silk that shines like gold in the sunlight.
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04-21-2011, 02:56 PM #2
04-21-2011, 03:41 PM #3
I want one!!.............Any man's death diminishes me because I am
involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee. . . .
from Meditation 17
by John Donne
04-21-2011, 04:02 PM #4
04-21-2011, 04:18 PM #5
Well I feel gipped. I thought this spider was going to be the size of Shelob in Lord of the Rings. sigh.
04-21-2011, 04:24 PM #6
Yuck!! But cool nonetheless!!
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