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Global warming creating bigger spiders ?

By T.K. Randall
May 9, 2009 · Comment icon 13 comments

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A new report based on a study of wolf spiders in Greenland has revealed that one of the lesser known downsides of global warming is the potential for spiders to grow to enormous sizes and increase substantially in population.
A group of Danish scientists wondered whether global warming would make the hairy, meat-eating wolf spiders of northeastern Greenland bigger, since longer summers mean more hunting time."


Source: The Register | Comments (13)




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Comment icon #4 Posted by schizoidwoman 15 years ago
I suspect from reading the other giant spider thread that this isn't news everybody will enjoy hearing!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Libby_The_Batfish 15 years ago
I suspect from reading the other giant spider thread that this isn't news everybody will enjoy hearing! Do we really need that to get any bigger? But that's probably irrelevant anyway, as the article is actually talking about Greenland.
Comment icon #6 Posted by MoonPrincess 15 years ago
I hope not. Because I'll just end up killing them all. I prefer the sizes of the spiders now. ^^ Thank you.
Comment icon #7 Posted by SilverCougar 15 years ago
Check please... table one... *strokes out*
Comment icon #8 Posted by Lt_Ripley 15 years ago
Check please... table one... *strokes out* I'm with you ......... I hate spiders. and I've noticed for a few years here in Michigan they have increased and gotten bigger. where Brown recluse ones were rare up here compared to down south now there are more of them.
Comment icon #9 Posted by SincereVisionz 15 years ago
Is that the reason bedbugs are all over the place again now also?
Comment icon #10 Posted by Dezmond 15 years ago
A down side!!!!! END OF THE WORLD Please tell me that isn't happening because spiders are already big enough.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Legatus Legionis 15 years ago
we the community who doesn't like spiders that much thank you for the article, xD It has taught us to prepare well.. xD -Bx
Comment icon #12 Posted by Lt_Ripley 15 years ago
we the community who doesn't like spiders that much thank you for the article, xD It has taught us to prepare well.. xD -Bx lol ! I know spiders are beneficial... they rid us of countless insects and medically are very positive , but I was once told that at any given moment you are no more than 5 feet away from a spider ? shudder If they ( and centipedes ) stay outside and away from me when I'm outside ( nothing like walking into a web or web strand) we'd be ok with each other.
Comment icon #13 Posted by _Libby 15 years ago
If they ( and centipedes ) stay outside and away from me when I'm outside ( nothing like walking into a web or web strand) we'd be ok with each other. Unfortunately that rarely happens XD


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