Ancient spider never gets to finish dinner

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10 Responses to “Ancient spider never gets to finish dinner”

  1. Cedric Reichenbach says:

    Reminds me of Spidercat… http://lolkitten.org/posts/1085_spidercaaat

  2. mariancisar says:

    How much sap was spewing out of those trees so that it could capture such an event at an instant?

  3. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    Amazing that the spider’s behavior and body plan has worked so well that it has pretty much remained unchanged for 100 million years.

  4. Kmarlin says:

    It’s a shame that Maggie didn’t watch her own links or she wouldn’t have referred to it as sap. Sorry, it’s resin. 

  5. irksome says:

    Perhaps they were just close friends who died holding hands.

  6. Mister44 says:

    My two pieces of Baltic amber with insects in  them are two of my most prized possessions. You can look at them for a long time, staring into the past.

  7. Justus Perry says:

    All I can think is that wasp is trapped in terror for all eternity.

    Man, I hate spiders… and wasps…

  8. adgy says:

    It’s nature’s Instagram.

  9. Bryce Caron says:

    I saw this documentary once where a group of scientists were able to extract dinosaur DNA from insects trapped in ancient amber and used it to clone extinct reptiles. I wonder if it would work with arachnids.

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