Spider Porn

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    LOL!!! Jess is all grossed out right now. I had to work REEEEEALLY hard not to laugh in front of her!

    She was in the bathroom and saw 2 spiders mating. Just as she realized what they were doing she saw the female bite the males head off and eat him. She shrieked like there was an axe murderer chasing her in a bad horror movie!!!!

    husband, our hero, got the female out of the house. It has been five minutes and she is still playing it up, LOL. Mostly for effect, of course. She has always had dramatic tendencies in situations like this. husband and I think it is pretty funny - her reaction that is. She is being pretty good natured even during the drama.

    Y'all should have seen her face when I accused her of watching "spider porn"!

    Talk about a memory to tell her kids, LOL!
     
  2. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

  3. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    Considering most of the experiences I've had with men, I wish I were a spider.;)
     
  4. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    The really gross thing to tell her - one really important reason that most spider matings end like this, is two-fold. First, the female is about to lay a lot of eggs and this is a tremendous toll on the protein reserves of her body. A handy meal in a no-longer-needed mate comes in very handy and increases the chance of successful offspring.

    And second - because of the diffuse nerve-net of the nervous system of arachnids and insects, if you cut off the head, the rest of the body moves with more vigour (until the rest of the body starves for lack of nourishment coming in from the intake end). It has been observed tat in species where the female bites the male, the male often actually invites the bite, in order to be more successful in mating. Researchers have measured the number and fitness of offspring from various spider matings and have found that where the male is killed or at least bitten (yes, some survive) then the matings which have vastly greater success are those which take out the male. From a reproductive success point of view, the male that survives to mate again still doesn't produce as many healthy offspring as the male who only gets one go at it.

    The nerve ganglion in the head actually acts as an inhibitor to movement. Remove the head and the inhibition to extra movement is gone. I remember a lecturer in Invertebrate Zoology describing the diffuse nerve-net of insects and her comment was "when the head has been removed the insect becomes restless and inclined to move about."

    Marg
     
  5. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    LOL!! It would have been great to have that on film- Jess, not the spiders.
     
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    YOU GO BLACK WIDOW!!!!! ROFL all of my 8 legs off......BEST LAUGH OF THE WEEK! OMG 8 snorts up!
     
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