Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spiders on Drugs

If you were give some a variety of different drugs to some spiders, what do you imagine that the effects on their web-spinning abilities would be?

Well, wonder no more. Luckily for us, Dr. Peter N. Witt did exactly that, and here are the results:

Here's the web of a spider who hasn't done any drugs (observe the uniformity).

This web was built while the spider was under the influence of benzedrine (oh dear).


Choral hydrate (sleeping tablets).




Images from Trey Dunn

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