Sort of related, but there is this spider that lives in between my window, and today I noticed that it caught and ate 2 different bees that tried to get into my house. I was thinking about killing the spider, but little homie saved my life.
@K1l, after seeing the statistics for how much one spider eats in their lifetime, I always consider that one mostly harmless spider compared to the pounds of insects it will eat, and its an easy choice to let the homies chill and spin their webs.
“The world’s estimated 25 million metric tons of spiders eat between 300 and 800 million metric tons of food per year,” according to the Journal Science of Nature.
For perspective, the total mass of the world’s human population is just over 400 million metric tons. Spiders eat double the weight of all of humanity each year, despite only having 1/16th our mass.
@PB2, That makes them both marvelous, and horrifying. Marvelously horrifying.
@Yourself, Indeed! I find them quite fascinating, really. Also, did you know that they use hydraulic pressure to operate their legs, and the “unnatural” sense people get when watching spiders largely has to do with how different this type of motion is than regular muscle based movements?
I honestly believe that spiders are mostly just misunderstood creatures, and that people’s attitudes towards them would change were they simply more informed about what spiders are and what they actually do.
@K1l, are you allergic to bees or something?
@PB2, well there’s a fun thing I learned today. Thanks for that!
@K1l, I've got two spider homies just outside our doorway, doin their thing eating and chillin
Get out of here with that bootleg shjt.
I have a spider that lives in my bathroom. His make is Philippe. Philippe makes his web and eats the bugs that get in somehow. He leaves a pile of dead carcasses under his web and I clean them up weekly. Philippe stays in his web, eats bugs, and stays the hell away from me. In exchange, I let him live.
Throwback to the No Doubt classic
My father has a brown recluse in a web outside his office but he's leaving it there because it keeps eating the wasps. I am conflicted about this.