1135: "Arachnoneurology"

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1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby rhomboidal » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:13 am UTC

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Title Text: SPIDER PSYCHOLOGY (21st Ed.) is a comprehensive overview of arachnoneurology, neuro-arachnology, forensic arachnology, neuro-arachnoneurology (the study of the brains of spider neurology experts), and arachnoarachnology (the study of too many spiders).

The spider silk says luxury, but the insect carcasses say rent.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby iChef » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:14 am UTC

I would pay all of my money for a spider sweater.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Goggalor » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:36 am UTC

I found the title text to be absolutely hilarious.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:53 am UTC

Ew.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby gormster » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:55 am UTC

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby thesingingaccountant » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:58 am UTC

I fucking hate spiders. Thank God we finally found a use for those creepy little bastards. Besides keeping the insects from overrunning the planet, of course.

And yes, the alt-text was brilliantly amusing. :-D
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby danthemango » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:05 am UTC

My hobby, synthetic word mash:
Archaeanarchoarachnoneurology

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby niky » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:34 am UTC

I'm pretty sure you want that to be a rotating framework to get good coverage.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Beltayn » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:46 am UTC

The best part about a spider silk shirt is that if you give someone a hug, they cannot escape your love...

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby fernie » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:48 am UTC

Still not certain if I should start saving/planning on how to actually achieving that sweater, or if I should run to the shower to get the feeling of that silk off my mind... odd feeling, not much else has caused such mixed emotions :/

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Miscellane0us » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:37 am UTC

Anyone want to start a spider web clothing business? :D

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Gye » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:35 am UTC

I want to believe this is possible. I have to believe this is possible.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby J L » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:40 am UTC

Asking the internet if it was possible, I found this.
Also this and this.

You really shouldn't click the second link if you have a problem with spiders.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby ikrase » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:53 am UTC

Wait, so he built a frame of the proper shape as to cause the spiders to naturally create useful shapes with their webs?
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby TimXCampbell » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:20 am UTC

I'm confused about the shape of the frame. Wouldn't it need to be vaguely sweater-shaped?

Okay, so I've probably just revealed that I'm not as smart as I think I am. But I'm probably not the only one.

Yes, other people ALSO probably think that I'm not as smart as I think I am.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby speising » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:30 am UTC

TimXCampbell wrote:I'm confused about the shape of the frame. Wouldn't it need to be vaguely sweater-shaped?

Okay, so I've probably just revealed that I'm not as smart as I think I am. But I'm probably not the only one.

Yes, other people ALSO probably think that I'm not as smart as I think I am.


Spider's nets don't generally copy the shape of the things they are attached to, do they?

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby dtilque » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:35 am UTC

rhomboidal wrote:The spider silk says luxury, but the insect carcasses say rent.

It still has to go through the debugging phase...
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Arancaytar » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:21 am UTC

arachnoarachnology (the study of too many spiders)


Every arachnology is arachnoarachnology to me. :P
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby J Thomas » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:44 am UTC

TimXCampbell wrote:I'm confused about the shape of the frame. Wouldn't it need to be vaguely sweater-shaped?

Okay, so I've probably just revealed that I'm not as smart as I think I am. But I'm probably not the only one.

Yes, other people ALSO probably think that I'm not as smart as I think I am.


I may have misunderstood, but I think the various support twigs on the frame must move around, tricking the spiders into weaving the pattern the man wants instead of the pattern the spider would want. At each step the spider tries to do the next step in her own plan, but the web has moved so she does what seems right in the new situation, which is what he wants. Presumably she never gets around to doing the sticky parts, which the man probably doesn't want in his garment.

It ought to be easier to trick spiders with supports that move just right, than to do it with parts that stay completely still.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Linux0s » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:50 am UTC

Just in time for the Holidays!
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby TV4Fun » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:19 pm UTC

If anyone is interested in trying this out, I'm sure this page will help you. http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Spiders In particular, http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Spider_web suggests variations in the gravity level may help adjust the shape of the final web.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby NoodleIncident » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:24 pm UTC

Some kids movie had this as a minor plot point, except the kid controlled the spiders with different sounds to create a bridge. Pretty cool idea, but I bet we're better at making clothes out of web than spders could ever be.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby kasmeneo » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:29 pm UTC

J L wrote:Asking the internet if it was possible, I found this.
Also this and this.

You really shouldn't click the second link if you have a problem with spiders.


So incredible. I love Madagascar. These spiders weave their webs across small rivers, so you can imagine the silk must be strong. And the fabric looks totally amazing.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:34 pm UTC

So Randall's waiting for the latest comic book remake movie to open?
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby mathmannix » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:43 pm UTC

So... this would be the strongest sweater ever, am I right? Maybe arachnoneurology could be better used for making flexible but impenetrable replacements for kevlar...
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby dp2 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:45 pm UTC

Reminds me of this picture from the Wikipedia article on caffeine. Always kind of disturbed me.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby chris857 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:09 pm UTC

NoodleIncident wrote:Some kids movie had this as a minor plot point, except the kid controlled the spiders with different sounds to create a bridge. Pretty cool idea, but I bet we're better at making clothes out of web than spders could ever be.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Brazos » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:17 pm UTC

Make sure it's dry before you put it on....

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Tounx » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:31 pm UTC

honestly I'm surprised that this hasn't happened before.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby MythSearcher » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:51 pm UTC

And that reminds me that I actually know how to silk a spider, so I can make a spider silk sweater without learning Arachnoneurology.
Too much work and too much food I need to feed the spider(s) though.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:15 pm UTC

I'd love a shirt made of spider silk. You know, so long as it isn't still sticky.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby TV4Fun » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:18 pm UTC

Also, lest we forget, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc, I am quite sure with the right chemicals we could reproduce this result.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby omgryebread » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:08 pm UTC

The 21st edition, really? Chapter 17 reprints several of the popular myths about the famous Liocranid sac spider experiments, and chapter 94 only briefly mentions the emerging field of neuroarachnoarachnology. It's not worth your money, you really should stick with the 20th, and given the recent developments in neuro-arachnology since the new experiments with Bagheera kiplingi, I expect a much improved 22nd edition soon.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Envelope Generator » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:21 pm UTC

I had to write an eight-legged essay on the chronological arcana of archeoarachnology once and I basically stole most of it from the good old 15th edition of SP.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby J L » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:22 pm UTC

Adding another link for this beautiful detail:

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Diadem » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:55 pm UTC

I don't get it. Can someone explain this one?
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Velexia » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:08 pm UTC

dp2 wrote:Reminds me of this picture from the Wikipedia article on caffeine. Always kind of disturbed me.

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I may be wrong, but perhaps the caffeinated web is actually an extremely clever way to make a spider web... there is less work involved, it seems somewhat fractal. It might give the spider a better cost-to-food ratio. =)
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby philsov » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:14 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:I don't get it. Can someone explain this one?


Given how spiders produce their webs, you can make certain skeletons and they'll fill in the gaps to "flesh" it out with spinning.

Beret Dude made himself a sweater.

Trees and other plants can be coerced in a similar fashion.
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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Someguy945 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:24 pm UTC

Gye wrote:I want to believe this is possible. I have to believe this is possible.


I believe this falls into the category of things that can happen, but would take longer than "from now until the end of the universe" to have a significant chance of occurring.

Pour milk into your cup of coffee and stir. Set the open milk container down. In one swift motion, thrust the coffee cup high into the air so that all of the liquid goes flying up when your arm stops. There is a chance that all of the coffee particles will land back in your cup, while all of the milk particles will land back in the milk container. You might get lucky on your first or second try, but more likely the universe will end before you succeed.

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Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Postby Scott Auld » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:35 pm UTC

I had trouble making out that he was holding a sweater, it looked like ropes. Thank God for this forum. :)


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