Friday afternoon drama! The giant killer spiders are back! This lad was in a toilet cubicle at work! Jeebus he’s fast!
Two recently discovered species of Peacock spider, discovered in southeast Queensland, Australia by UC Berkeley graduate student Madeline Girard who promptly nicknamed them ‘Sparklemuffin’ and ‘Skeletorus’.
The arachnids measure just 0.75cm across and, like other Peacock spiders, are named on account of their colourful displays and elaborate mating dance.
Alan Rapple tweetz:
I heard a shriek from the bathroom and had to rescue the other half from his mandibles. Dangerous?!!
The process of fastening is almost surgical, the skin is disinfected, it is applied and it is removed with a small mechanical artefact. The process is not free of danger and pain.