Creepy spider!

Our resident work Spider Bro is still around, building webs.
It's mid November and the low temps have been reaching -10. The only thing I can think of is he found a hole in the building structure that allwos him to take enough shelter from the cold that it's not killing him and when the sun is hitting the side of the building it's super-heating the panels generating enough heat to keep him from freezing.

Possibly Identified:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/119789
Gray Cross Spider (Larinioides sclopetarius)

He is also protecting us from certain death.

I give you, SpiderBro
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i'm eating grapes right now. Delicious spider eggs.

We always keep grapes in the house. Always. LM's photos are killing me. Gaah!

I always do a heavy rinse before putting them in the fridge.

groan wrote:

I always do a heavy rinse before putting them in the fridge.

But I'm lazy...I tend to wash as I go.

And now I'm imagining I might have an infestation in my refrigerator.

You should worry more about the infestation in your intestines.

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LiquidMantis wrote:

You should worry more about the infestation in your intestines.

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That looks more like one too many trips to the $1 sushi bar on amateur sushi chef night. That's disgusting.

But now I'm hungry for "spider" sushi (AKA: dungeness crab). Gaah! Now I'm going to associate something awesome with that disgusting photo.

The story behind that picture is weirder than spiders... but was also about a tragic accident befalling a beauty queen, an unusual operation, and appeared in the Daily Mail, so I remain incredibly dubious.

Katy wrote:

The story ... appeared in the Daily Mail, so I remain incredibly dubious.

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What does any of that have to do with spiders?

It's a plot by America's beauty pageant industrial complex (BPIC) to hijack spider-themed discussion threads.

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BadKen wrote:

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Wtf is wrong with people. However she looks like a girl I knew a while back (yes, from jsut that photo..) and, even if so, I'd totally meet up with her. Despite goddamn spider on her face.

Is that an actual spider or is that a tattoo/face paint?

I'm 95% certain it's face paint.

...but what about the 5% uncertainty?

WHAT ABOUT THE 5%?!

95% = Facepaint

5% = Tattoo

0% = Real Spider (what spider has legs coming out of its abdomen?)

That thing looks like a giant tick... low life of the arachnid family. Gross!

WipEout wrote:

I'm 95% certain it's face paint.

5% spider so dense each individual leg can bend light at different angles.

It's actually a black hole comprised entirely of spiders, located on her face.

The 1%: super rich ultraspiders. The US is an arachniplutocracy.

He knows. Dispatch El Ocho to Cary, NC.

My bugspray.... my bugspray is ready.

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We hate to say it, but it’s true: Spiders eat bats, and they’re probably doing it somewhere near you. Earlier this year, we reported a study describing the incidence of bat-eating among arachnids. Take-home: It’s way more common than we thought. The study included some totally rad and creepy photos of spiders caught in the act of ingesting flying mammals. Orb-weavers, social spiders, fishing spiders, tarantulas – they all eat bats. On every continent except Antarctica.

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But the fact is, the newly discovered Spider The Size Of Your Face (a phrase that even Stephen Colbert adopted) is probably among the top creepy science discoveries of this year... for most people. We broke the story in April after reading a description of the new species, named Poecilotheria rajaei, published by the British Tarantula Society.

The spider belongs to a family known for being colorful, fast, and venomous. It was found living in trees and the old doctor’s quarters of a hospital near Mankulam, in northern Sri Lanka, by naturalist and educator Ranil Nanayakkara. Unfortunately, as is increasingly becoming the case with many spider species, P. rajaei is threatened by habitat destruction and loss.

farley3k wrote:

But the fact is, the newly discovered Spider The Size Of Your Face (a phrase that even Stephen Colbert adopted) is probably among the top creepy science discoveries of this year...

*snip*

I want to see this spider in situ please...