Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

6 comments:

jansen sterba said...

fuckin rad!!!!!!!

the fact that the big jumping spider seems to be in/on a web makes me think the little theridiid has the upper hand. did you stay to see who became dinner?

Kassy said...

The big spider was dinner. It was awesome but I felt bad for her because I think she(I have no idea if it's a female or not) was about to die anyway. She had been hanging around our sink for a day or so. Then I see this spectacle. Yes, the little spider had the jumping spider in it's web.

jansen sterba said...

fuckin nuts!
that was a female for sure, maybe she was getting old and weak, they only live about two years. it's crazy to imagine dying that way - even without a central nervous system she is in the only family of spiders with movable retinas, so she could see her killer clearly! fucking little web-building female had some potent venom and silk, so size doesn't matter. i wish these little things were the size of dogs and cats. thanks for posting some awesome shit!

justindavis77 said...

I've been telling you that for years Jansen!

jansen sterba said...

life is so fucking arbitrary

Ssor said...

if daddy long legs were the size of dogs we'd all be screwed. great photo, and great title too!