Creepy spider!

Didn't they just... rediscover hydraulics, but in arachnids?

Robear wrote:

Didn't they just... rediscover hydraulics, but in arachnids?

Was about to ask this...

manta173 wrote:
Robear wrote:

Didn't they just... rediscover hydraulics, but in arachnids?

Was about to ask this...

Yeah but, hydraulic spiders. For science.

Rediscover is kind of the wrong word. They did what they did specifically because they already knew spiders had built-in hydraulics.

I think it's pneumatic, but yeah.

I think they said fluids so back to hydraulics?

Seems like the article itself doesn't know which it is:

And that answer—essentially, internal hydraulics—led to delightfully morbid inspiration: Why not use the bodies of dead spiders as tiny air-powered grippers for picking up and maneuvering tiny electronic parts?
NSMike wrote:

Seems like the article itself doesn't know which it is:

And that answer—essentially, internal hydraulics—led to delightfully morbid inspiration: Why not use the bodies of dead spiders as tiny air-powered grippers for picking up and maneuvering tiny electronic parts?

The spiders are hydraulic when alive, the necrobotic grabber their corpse was turned into was pneumatic.

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Not spoilering - if you come into this thread you know what you will see

I know this is the creepy spider thread, but I would like to submit an exception for this cute little guy on the first day of Halloween month.

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Monitor cable for scale

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How strange. That doesn't look like Australia...

The signs are in German, so Austria maybe? How different can they be?

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Tiny Frogs and Giant Spiders: Best of Friends

The frogs eat small invertebrates attracted to the spider's prey remains, and protect the spider's eggs by eating ants that are one of the major predators of spider eggs.

"Spider in the morning. Coffin in the afternoon."

FTFY.