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03-11-2014, 12:29 PM
What an idiotic headline...
"Common New England Spider May Be Venomous"

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/common-england-spi...09120.html

May be venomous? May be? WTF? Of course it's venomous. ALL spiders are venomous. It just so happens that most spider's venom isn't dangerous to humans or their fangs aren't long enough to penetrate the skin.

Stupid headline writers need to learn some science.

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03-11-2014, 12:34 PM
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(03-11-2014 12:29 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  "Common New England Spider May Be Venomous"

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/common-england-spi...09120.html

May be venomous? May be? WTF? Of course it's venomous. ALL spiders are venomous. It just so happens that most spider's venom isn't dangerous to humans or their fangs aren't long enough to penetrate the skin.

Stupid headline writers need to learn some science.

You probably still eat them though! Crazy cajuns. Tongue

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03-11-2014, 12:45 PM
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Hmm ... just wondering ... Consider are crabs venomous? I mean, crabs are big spiders soooo.... ? Interesting trivia question... anyone got this?


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03-11-2014, 12:50 PM
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(03-11-2014 12:45 PM)kim Wrote:  Hmm ... just wondering ... Consider are crabs venomous? I mean, crabs are big spiders soooo.... ? Interesting trivia question... anyone got this?


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Actually KC is wrong not all spiders are venomous and Crabs are closely related to spiders but not actually spiders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uloboridae

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03-11-2014, 01:11 PM
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So... crabs... not venomous?

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03-11-2014, 01:19 PM
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(03-11-2014 01:11 PM)kim Wrote:  So... crabs... not venomous?

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I don't know of any crab species that are venomous.

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03-11-2014, 01:42 PM
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(03-11-2014 01:19 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(03-11-2014 01:11 PM)kim Wrote:  So... crabs... not venomous?

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I don't know of any crab species that are venomous.

Ok. So, we feast on creatures who can hardly defend themselves against us. Awesome.

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03-11-2014, 01:58 PM
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(03-11-2014 01:42 PM)kim Wrote:  
(03-11-2014 01:19 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  I don't know of any crab species that are venomous.

Ok. So, we feast on creatures who can hardly defend themselves against us. Awesome.

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To be fair they are scavengers. Plus compared to what other animals do to them...




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03-11-2014, 02:07 PM
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(03-11-2014 01:42 PM)kim Wrote:  
(03-11-2014 01:19 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  I don't know of any crab species that are venomous.

Ok. So, we feast on creatures who can hardly defend themselves against us. Awesome.

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they are so tasty thoughBig Grin
But really, that's how it is, we are way on top of the food chain when you can develop weapons and nets and things. If we didn't have that stuff, I think lions would be tops. There was this one instance in India where they were building rails and two Lioness ate loads of workers. Why they had a taste for human meat? Turns out they had a sensitive tooth and man flesh wasn't as tough as other game.

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03-11-2014, 03:06 PM
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(03-11-2014 12:45 PM)kim Wrote:  Hmm ... just wondering ... Consider are crabs venomous? I mean, crabs are big spiders soooo.... ? Interesting trivia question... anyone got this?


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Some crabs are really small..
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