how did spider evolve to capture prey in such a specific way? seems extremely odd

how did spider evolve to capture prey in such a specific way? seems extremely odd

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are playing a completely different game from us. World is filled to the brim with bugs. Spiders are just hunting the worlds more varied prey.

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spiders are gay. If you’re a spider, I fricked your mom.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >fricking a spider milf
      You lucky frick

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Evolution is gayer than israel.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why did we create spears? Nature just wanted to see if it works. And it did, so we stuck with tools.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    so they just see the world in panoramic?

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    A net/web isn't really a complicated structure when you think about it. If anything spiders have it easy since it just sticks together for them, don't have to tie knots or anything.
    >inb4 there's a spider that ties knots or something

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Even knots aren't that complicated to make. They can even occur naturally like the earphones in my pocket

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        not only can they occur naturally, it's been shown that they favourably occur naturally given earphone-in-pocket-like conditions

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >grug spider shits it proto-web out on the ground for housing, and alerting to the presence of bugs - some still do this, like tarantulas
    >arboreal grug spiders do it on branches and trunks
    >some moronic arboreal grug spider has buggy programming and puts it between the tunk and the branch making a little tent
    >snags flying insects all the fricking time
    >moronic arboreal grug spider eats well, has more energy, can do more shit, mates more
    > because first moronic grug spider had shitty programming, its offspring have it too
    >more grug spiders that do the tent thing instead
    >the more the weird tent thing is set up to catch bugs instead of be a shitty spider tent, the more the moronic spiders catch, the more they eat,. the better they are at surviving
    >keep repeating that "better bug catching = you get to have more babies" for millions of generations of spider until you get ornate webs and spiders built to make them
    This is really the same answer for EVERY "how did this evolve" question. Some freak accident occurred that made a segment of the population better at doing a thing that allowed them to be more successful at breeding, and that thing got refined over time.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Tents
      I have a baby something-or-other in my window frame that made a large (compared to the little fella) tent that was 3d. I had no idea that was even a thing. He did in fact have a very tiny flying critter in there too.

      That thing is toast if I find out it's a widow
      It's probably a widow.

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >you are inferior
    post address. I'd like to show you just how inferior I am.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    See, if you had this sort of candor all the time I could at least respect it. I don't understand why you people snivel.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      If they had that kind of candor all the time they wouldn't have survived so many expulsions.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Why do you assume that that anon is Christian, let alone Caucasian? Anon could be israeli for all you know.

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spiders are adaptive as frick.
    They are endlessly impressive should you fall down the spider hole and become a spider autist.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >should you fall down the spider hole
      Then you die. Spiders show no mercy to their victims.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do they need so many eyes? What can 8 eyes do that 2 cant?

      If we can see depth clearer than if we had 1 eye, does that mean spiders get to see whole visual dimensions we are incapable of comprehending?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Omnidirectional vision, redundancy

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      The portia ross jumping spider challenging how we understand intelligence at that size is fricking awesome

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Spiders are adaptive as frick.

      >be deinopidae
      >hunting spider with good eyesight
      >end up nocturnal for some fricking reason
      >develop super night vision eyes to see pray at night
      >can't close eyes though, go blind every sunrise from brightness
      >instead of evolving like, eyelids or something sane, evolve the ability to regrow new eyes every day

      These guys are just trolling us

  12. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not all spiders build webs to capture prey.
    Ancestral spiders, hundreds of millions of years ago, developed silk, as have various other arthropods (including butterfly and moth larvae, some of which are known as silkworms).
    Ancient spiders might first have used silk just to protect their eggs and to make trap doors. But once sticky silk started snaring insects that the spiders could eat, that became something that spiders could take advantage of. Some lineages of spiders continued to hunt or ambush prey, while others increasingly specialised in using silk, and eventually webs, to catch prey.
    None of this is unique to spiders. New Zealand glowworms hang sticky silk threads in caves to catch prey.
    Some species of carnivorous soil fungi make webs of themselves to trap nematode worms and other little critters.
    It's all pretty amazing.

  13. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    it didn't evolve.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Evolution is gayer than israel.

      No, yeah, it was definitely Athena being b***hy over an arts-and-crafts competition.

  14. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It probably doesn't seem odd to the spider

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