Sunday, October 22, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Mass spider congregation filmed in Brazil

Posted on Sunday, 10 February, 2013 | Comment icon 39 comments | News tip by: Princess Serenity


Image credit: Youtube

 
Anyone suffering from arachnophobia may want to steer clear of Santo Antônio da Platina for a while.

In a scene reminiscent of something from a horror movie, enormous quantities of spiders have been filmed dangling en masse from overhead electrical cables and pylons in Brazil. In the video the sizable arachnids appear to be working together to build a large network of webs.

While it isn't clear what species this is or why there are so many in one place, several known types of spiders have been documented to co-operate and to work in colonies.

"Arachnophobes would be wise to steer clear of Santo Antônio da Platina in Brazil."

  View: Full article

 Source: Huffington Post


  Discuss: View comments (39)

   


 

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #30 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 11 February, 2013, 13:41
Maybe spiderman finally got some children?
Comment icon #31 Posted by freetoroam on 11 February, 2013, 13:48
not sure why it says "raining" more likely they have come from the ground which some human has dug up to build a new supermarket. These poor little creatures have to live somewhere. Good on them, love spiders. PS: it is unlucky to kill a spider.
Comment icon #32 Posted by ReddWolfe on 11 February, 2013, 17:53
AAAHHH! i truly hate spiders. this has been my nightmares. im shivering watching the video.
Comment icon #33 Posted by brainiac on 12 February, 2013, 4:43
Ahh! so Spiderman is living in the vicinity.
Comment icon #34 Posted by bloodworld on 13 February, 2013, 4:57
lol they are trapped under all those spiders! Looks like they are making giant web dome! So, they gonna need a flamethrower to kill all those spiders at once!
Comment icon #35 Posted by Spectre1979 on 13 February, 2013, 6:06
Hate spiders, so why am I even in this thread????? lol
Comment icon #36 Posted by Catz on 13 February, 2013, 14:01
This would freak me out! It's crazy! I hate spiders! I will not be able to stand there and watch. Just watching the video has me all freaked out. Suddenly I feel like things are climbing all over me.
Comment icon #37 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 13 February, 2013, 17:58
Maybe its a promo for this
Comment icon #38 Posted by cerberusxp on 5 April, 2013, 23:34
The right environment for spiders to thrive endlessly without the natural limits spiders encounter in other places of the world. Deserts are thriving with relatively more horrid species of spiders, most notably the Black Widow...and other arachnids such as scorpions and vinegaroons survived 100s of millions of years in warmer climates. I wouldn't want to live close to a huge nested colony of spiders, that's for sure. I've seen first hand both scorpions and black widows high in the rocky mountains of Colorado. Just outside of Salida,CO This creeps me out! Just like the time when I was a kid pla... [More]
Comment icon #39 Posted by K_Bonita on 9 April, 2013, 4:17
I would have a heart attack...I can't be around spiders, but nature is beautiful.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6010806
258490
170329

 
Moon photobombs the Sun on NASA images
10-22-2017
Solar observations made by a satellite were interrupted this week when the Moon made a sneaky appearance.
Near-complete tyrannosaur fossil found in Utah
10-22-2017
Palaeontologists have unearthed the skeleton of a meat-eating dinosaur dating back over 76 million years.
Huge magnetic tail discovered behind Mars
10-22-2017
NASA scientists have revealed the existence of an invisible magnetic tail trailing behind the Red Planet.
NASA's ion thruster breaks propulsion records
10-21-2017
The prototype thruster could one day propel the first Mars astronauts all the way to the Red Planet.
Other news in this category
Flying insect numbers drop by 75% in 27 years
Posted 10-20-2017 | 16 comments
A new study has highlighted a huge reduction in the number of flying insects in Germany's nature reserves....
 
Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives'
Posted 10-17-2017 | 8 comments
Scientists have linked the brain size of cetaceans to the 'human-like' nature of their social behaviors....
 
Man captures footage of a 'walking' starfish
Posted 10-9-2017 | 13 comments
Zeb Hallock managed to record the star-shaped echinoderm ambling along a beach in North Carolina....
 
15 new gecko species discovered in Myanmar
Posted 10-6-2017 | 3 comments
The new species were all found in east-central and southern Myanmar within the space of just two weeks....
 
Huge hole discovered in the Great Barrier Reef
Posted 9-29-2017 | 4 comments
A giant sinkhole has provided something of a refuge for the coral during a time of significant decline....
 
Did drought cause mainland thylacine decline?
Posted 9-28-2017 | 16 comments
Drought, rather than human hunting, may have wiped out the Tasmanian tiger on the Australian mainland....
 
Scientists discover new species of giant rat
Posted 9-27-2017 | 10 comments
Known as the 'vika' rat, the new species has a set of teeth so powerful that it can crack open coconuts....
 
Plants may need to sleep, just like we do
Posted 9-21-2017 | 6 comments
A new study has suggested that sleep may actually be fundamental to all life, not just to animals....
 
'Octopus city' found off coast of Australia
Posted 9-19-2017 | 16 comments
Members of the gloomy octopus species have created their own underwater settlement dubbed 'Octlantis'....
 
The snow leopard is no longer 'endangered'
Posted 9-15-2017 | 7 comments
The species, which has long teetered on the edge of extinction, is finally starting to make a comeback....
 
Extinct giant tortoise could make a comeback
Posted 9-14-2017 | 4 comments
A new breeding program is aiming to bring back a species of giant tortoise that died out 150 years ago....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ