Today in Human-Arachnid Relations…

Because sometimes what you need most is to watch a person take it upon themselves to very carefully remove tangles of lint from the teeny toes of an amazingly patient wolf spider. What's more, this isn't even the first time Austin, TX resident Joe Pieczynski has helped out a wolf spider in this fashion. As you'll see, …

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Today in Ancient Arachnid Activities…

Behold the prehistoric perfection of a 20 million-year-old spider exquisitely preserved in Dominican amber while in the act of unweaving their special spider silk. Here's some additional info about Dominican amber from a helpful Redditor: "Dominican amber is amber from the Dominican Republic. This spider was caught in resin from the extinct tree Hymenaea protera, which …

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Argiope aurantia by Jessica Joslin

Like many art collectors, I have a wish list of artists whose original work I long to own. Jessica Joslin has been on that list for years. For anyone not familiar with her captivating work, Jessica creates extraordinary hybrid animal sculptures, ranging from mounted heads to complete bodies (both miniature and life-size), using bones (some real, …

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