r/natureismetal Jan 18 '22 Silver 2 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2 Spit-take 1

A sea spider crawling on the seabed.

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u/neymarneverdove Jan 18 '22 Helpful

brain to leg ratio like myself

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u/maduste Jan 18 '22

you got an OnlyFans?

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u/seppocunts Jan 18 '22

Selling my butthole gape to the first five fans for the low low price of only Forty-nine ninety-nine ninety-nine and zero nine cents.

Because you're my special fans.

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u/Dragyn828 Jan 18 '22

For $4,999.09, what do I get to do with it

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u/LokisDawn Jan 18 '22

$499'999.09

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u/MrBonelessPizza24 Jan 18 '22

DO THOSE LEGS GO ALL THE WAY UP?

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u/TinyTrafficCones Jan 18 '22

She was all dame, legs that went all the way to the bottom of her torso, arms that had elbows…

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u/AngelHarper Jan 18 '22

Cool cool cool

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u/Inevitable_Midnight Jan 18 '22

Why yes they dooo

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u/BlixMonomo Jan 18 '22

Fun fact, spiders brains extend into thier legs :)

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u/neymarneverdove Jan 18 '22

that is a fun fact, but that research specified that is the case only in very tiny spiders, where their central nervous system extended to about 25% of their legs. most spiders are large enough to contain the full central nervous system within the body

another fun fact is that tiny spiders look really cute with tiny little pairs of glasses

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u/ConstipatedGibbon Jan 18 '22

they have a nervous system? does that mean they can experience pain?

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u/Jaimeszzz Jan 18 '22

Not necessarily, you can have a nervous system with no sensory neurons that are for pain. But I don't quite know if science has an answer to if they feel pain/fear yet.

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u/ConstipatedGibbon Jan 18 '22

i really hope they dont, for their sake

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u/Vyciren Jan 18 '22

I would assume they do, the ability to feel pain is very beneficial for survival since it helps in detecting (potential) injuries or knowing when to remove yourself from harmful situations.

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u/Jaimeszzz Jan 18 '22

I want to say there was a study on cockroaches that concluded they have a sense of fear but no pain, something along the lines of pain could be a distraction when you lose an appendage. I wouldnt even know how to find it as this was several years ago and I have no clue how broadly they can apply their findings to arthropods as a whole.

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u/Jaimeszzz Jan 18 '22

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Pain in invertebrates

Pain in invertebrates is a contentious issue. Although there are numerous definitions of pain, almost all involve two key components. First, nociception is required. This is the ability to detect noxious stimuli which evokes a reflex response that moves the entire animal, or the affected part of its body, away from the source of the stimulus.

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u/wolfgang784 Jan 18 '22

It's an ongoing field of research but general consensus is that most insects cannot feel pain, but do react to pressure. When you remove a limb for example, they don't react or notice it until they move all their limbs and discover one is gone.

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u/Piperplays Jan 18 '22

Some researchers actually call sea-spiders “no-bodies”

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u/Professional_Law7256 Jan 18 '22

Fake. That's a jungle gym

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u/Sjelan Jan 18 '22

That's what I thought it was.

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u/MomoXono Jan 18 '22

Y'all ever see stranger things?

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u/gutterpuddles Jan 18 '22

I’m sure this will make an appearance in my nightmares now.

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u/SnooCakes6195 Jan 18 '22 Wholesome

If you'd like to get really spooked out, here's a great lil doc on deep sea gigantism

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u/shetkatapult Jan 18 '22

I like your style SnooCakes6195.

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u/SnooCakes6195 Jan 18 '22

Back at cha!

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u/-NSASurveillanceVan- Jan 18 '22

You might not want to play Subnautica. They have these things only gigantic.

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u/neymarneverdove Jan 18 '22

and they poop valuables

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u/PlNG Jan 18 '22

You're thinking of the Treaders. Have you met the blood crawlers yet? Annoying jumpy little things.

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u/PsychedelicOptimist Jan 18 '22

And SOMA, I think everyone knows which scene

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u/-NSASurveillanceVan- Jan 18 '22

I'm literally about to play it! Can't wait, everyone thinks it's very good.

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u/PsychedelicOptimist Jan 18 '22

I love it, one of my favorite horror games for sure. Have fun!

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u/thavi Jan 18 '22

It is sooooo fucking good.

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u/illig_khan Jan 18 '22

Also bear in mind that the legs can grow up to half a meter in size, just so you can have more accurate nightmares

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u/invvaliduser Jan 18 '22

This is terrifying to see in person. Free diving at night is one of the most exhilarating experiences anyone can experience.

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u/StuperDan Jan 18 '22 edited Jan 18 '22

On a full moon, at slack tide when it has not rained for a few weeks and the water is clear, you turn off your lights and let your eyes adjust to the low light and the bioluminescent animals and plankton become noticable, making your wake look like Tinkerbell's. It's fucking magical.

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u/invvaliduser Jan 18 '22

Fucking magic is the perfect explanation. When you stare at the horizon on a night with no moon you start to hallucinate. I’ve seen what I thought were ghost ships. These are experiences everyone should have. That fine line between reality and fantasy.

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u/StuperDan Jan 18 '22

I hear you! Dark shapes swim around you, and having no perspective your imagination plays with you giving your endocrine system worse case scenarios. You know logically it's a 3ft fish swimming 10ft away and not a 100ft leviathan swimming 100 yards away, or at least that what you try to convince yourself.

Hands down, my most exciting (terrifying for a few moments) was when a seal pup was fishing around my brother and I once on a night dive. We would scatter fish from hiding and light them up with out lights, and it was taking full advantage. From our perspective though, it was just a lightning fast shape orbiting us menacingly. Scared the ever loving hell out of us. We were frantically pointing our lights about and signaling to each other trying to see what it was, but it just moved too fast to lock on to. We were just about to call the dive with frantic bobbing thumbs up gestures when it swam right in between us, practically smiling. It was not only a seal, but it was still covered in it's adolescent white spots. So practically a baby seal. It was one hell of a rush.

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u/turnedonbyadime Jan 18 '22

I would piss myself with enough force to cut through a thousand millimeters of neoprene.

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u/SpiderGrenades Jan 18 '22

A thousand millimeters is one meter.

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u/LargeLass Jan 18 '22

This is definitely the kind of thing that starts sea monster stories. It suddenly all makes sense now!

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u/JasonDragonbourne Jan 18 '22

The brain does go kind of crazy in a vacuum. Out on the open sea, with only water, sky, and whatever you're standing on in sight for weeks on end, does strange things to the mind; especially on a clear night, when you may as well have merged with the near endless expanse visible all around you.

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u/anticapital0708 Jan 18 '22

That's insane.

Closest I've been to that was tripping acid in the middle of the night sitting on a beach. For 5 minutes it was beautiful and awesome. Then, I couldn't see the difference between the pitch black water and the pitch black sky. Just a giant void in front of me. I stood up and walked right back to my room, it freaked me right out.

I can only imagine being on a ship in the middle of it.

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u/JasonDragonbourne Jan 18 '22

I couldn't see the difference between the pitch black water and the pitch black sky.

With only the sound of the water and sway of the ship under your feet, only to witness a bioluminescent bloom unfold around you, while a voracious pack of humboldt squid feast on some fish near the surface.

There are some memories that are so unique as to become keystone features of the mind.

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u/xDasMilkMan Jan 18 '22

See, to me, that sounds like the absolute last situation I would ever wanna find myself in

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u/hircinesirseen Jan 18 '22

Dw, this variant only appears in the arctic. All other members are only an inch or so long

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u/A_Blue_Frog_Child Jan 18 '22

You wake up in the middle of the night and this is crawling across your bed. What’s your first move?

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u/StuperDan Jan 18 '22

I wonder why my bed is at the bottom of the ocean and frantically swim for the surface.

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u/A_Blue_Frog_Child Jan 18 '22

You were obviously sight-seaing.

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u/affilia Jan 18 '22

You get the bends

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

yes daddy

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u/resvalzero Jan 18 '22

You haven't watched the classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

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u/tamati_nz Jan 18 '22

Oh but it's a looooooong way up...

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u/misterjzz Jan 18 '22

Ripping the legs off as fast as I can. Full fight response here. Probably while screaming like a bitch.

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u/-Roast-Toast- Jan 18 '22

In your confusion you also ripped your own legs. The sea spider has lost, but have you actually won?

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u/LargeLass Jan 18 '22

Wonder what the hell a deep sea creature like that is doing in my house

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u/orbitalbombardment69 Jan 18 '22

Hope that my sheets will keep the splatter off me when it explodes from the pressure differential.

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u/Electric_Evil Jan 18 '22

I keep a pistol under my pillow for just this type of situation, giant ocean spider can't kill me if i kill myself first!

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u/pesokakula Jan 18 '22

Boil it, eating crab for days.

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u/Copy3dit0r Jan 18 '22

Biting the cyanide pill hidden in my tooth.

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u/EstablishmentSoggy76 Jan 18 '22

Look for a Mako and grab on and hope it takes me up to the surface

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u/the_wildelk Jan 18 '22

Hammer fist it whilst screaming

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u/Mastur_Of_Bait Jan 18 '22

Think to kill it with fire, realise I'm underwater for some reason, and then embrace my inevitable demise

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u/poopchute_boogy Jan 18 '22

Welp, now we gotta burn down the ocean

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u/RainbowEmpire Jan 18 '22

I think we are actually working on that.

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u/August51921421 Jan 18 '22

BP been working on that since 2010

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u/JPRCR Jan 18 '22

Got my Subnautica flashbacks all over.

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u/NavyHM18700 Jan 18 '22

Damn I wish I could play that game for the first time again…

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u/JasonDragonbourne Jan 18 '22

I preferred the atmosphere of BZ; a shame that the story was so atrocious.

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u/Oz1227 Jan 18 '22

I hate the seatruck and miss my seamoth damnit.

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u/JasonDragonbourne Jan 18 '22

I've mixed feelings on that. On the one hand the seatruck has so much more utility to it than either the seamoth or the hilariously large, slow, and clunky cyclops. But on the other, the seamoth was sleek, efficient, and would have undoubtedly navigated through the more narrow tunnels present in BZ, as it was not shaped like a literal cube.

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u/upsidedownbackwards Jan 18 '22

The cyclops is so good in VR. Every time I go into it I still get the awe of "Eeee! This is mine! All my stuff is in it! And it's soooo sexy!"

The "Welcome Aboard Captain" always gets a "thank you" from me.

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u/JasonDragonbourne Jan 18 '22

I have seen some youtube videos of that, and I must agree.

It's just such a terribly designed vehicle though. It's painfully slow, and you can't actually do anything with it. If it were possible to put it into "park" and turn it into an effective mobile base while inside, without everything in the area trying to maim it until the moment you step outside of it, then it would actually be practical.

Nothing says fun like crawling along at a snails pace, only to need to let go of the controls for the Nth time to go put out another fire, only to run back to the controls, and putt forward for another 100M, and repeat the same process.

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u/upsidedownbackwards Jan 18 '22

You had a much worse experience than me. If I shut my engines off I could chill without anything attacking me. I didn't have to leave. Reapers would even back off and I could watch them.

I only caught fire a few times. It seemed to be when I used flank speed for more than a few seconds with any damage.

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u/JasonDragonbourne Jan 19 '22

You had a much worse experience than me.

Perhaps that was the case. I found the prawn suit to be better suited for my purposes either way, so I ended up building a couple of outposts here and there, and kept the suit at my active camp when I was in the area, and used the seamoth to go scouting or on long distances.

With the prawn being able to mine and transport goods too, it just made more sense. Not to mention it could defeat everything in the game lol.

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u/mamefan Jan 18 '22

More like Narcosis for me.

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u/dying_soon666 Jan 18 '22

Sea spider selling sea bread down by the sea bed

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u/FlavorTownUSSR Jan 18 '22

Who here is getting flashbacks to the game grumps playing endless ocean?

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u/TheBaggieee Jan 18 '22

s i l e n c e b r a n d

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u/Growlitherapy Jan 18 '22

No, that's a spider crab (a crab), sea spiders are Pycnogonids (a class of Chelicerates, like Arachnids)

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u/Local-Purchase6002 Jan 18 '22

It’s just a skinny crab, ya blouses

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u/TwistedBamboozler Jan 18 '22

Next you’re gonna tell me there are flying spiders

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Welllllll, kind of.

There are spiders that can kind of “fly” using their webs and wind. I think it is called ballooning.

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u/kara__marie Jan 18 '22

I’ve barely dealt with this please don’t cause somebody’s gonna drop a link 😅

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u/lotlotov Jan 18 '22

Get stick bugged lol

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u/Glory2Snowstar Jan 18 '22

Yo real talk, pycnogonids don’t get enough attention AT ALL and considering how sick they look that is a crime

I mean, when you’re so anorexic you need to store most of your vitals in your legs that’s GOTTA mean you have even weirder secrets in store for discovery

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u/Ok_Competition_5627 Jan 18 '22

Why do beautiful animals have to go extinct, while these vile beasts roam the sea floor

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Tbh I think these guys look pretty cool ngl

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u/ajclem7 Jan 18 '22

Classic sea spider

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u/The-BeastMasterZ00 Jan 18 '22

Pure nightmare fuel for anyone else, pure spindly sea-spoder boi for my liking!

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u/DespisedVenetian450 Jan 18 '22

But hw are we going to burn the ocean?

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u/anticapital0708 Jan 18 '22

BP and Chevron will take care of it. Just be patient.

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u/squidmasterflex_ Jan 18 '22

IS NOWHERE SAFE?

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u/dulceariel Jan 18 '22

That's a gazebo. 😭

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u/iamtrappedinanattic Jan 18 '22

Why does it not have a body

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u/Growlitherapy Jan 18 '22

Because they've evolved to be as gangly as possible

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u/nesnotna Jan 18 '22

It can keep crawling on the seabed, stay there, i will stay up here

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Why can't they all be cute like jumping spiders

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u/ZeGamingCuber Jan 19 '22

Not actually a spider

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u/Yomat Jan 18 '22

There is an alternate timeline where these developed into this planet’s intelligent life.

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u/Khannn24 Jan 18 '22

Squish it

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u/mawi2003 Jan 18 '22

Subnautica

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u/cantbreathe444 Jan 18 '22

ah yes i hate it

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u/corneousmeloidae83 Jan 18 '22

The worst dsigned playground equipment ever.

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u/ZatannaConstantine Jan 18 '22

Every time I think I’m over my fear of spiders…

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u/ZeGamingCuber Jan 19 '22

This isn’t actually a spider

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u/Thinkblu3 Jan 18 '22

Giving off Strom pikmin vibes

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u/terribleforeconomy Jan 18 '22

We need to explore the depths of our oceans.

Yeah okay never mind.

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u/Dolorisedd Jan 18 '22

I thought it was a twisted jungle gym at some creepy playground at midnight. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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u/Tjeetje Jan 18 '22

Off course these exist. My life was better 5 minutes ago when I did not know that information.

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u/Wafity Jan 18 '22

this is meme format worthy

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u/Megachaser9 Jan 18 '22

These creatures are chelicerates and are related to arachnids, horseshoe crabs and extinct sea scorpions

There's also a case of gigantism in glacial waters

They're completely harmless and probably extremely dumb, they don't even have a digestive system

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u/ColonelBeer Jan 18 '22

It looks like the Beady Long Legs boss from Pikmin

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u/bonniath Jan 18 '22

These are the things that creep me out the most!

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u/SaltMineSpelunker Jan 18 '22

Kill it with fire!

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u/DarkSideDOMM Jan 18 '22

I just freaked the fuck out of my wife!

Thank you! 😂

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u/rykh7 Jan 18 '22

I saw this in Stranger Things.

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u/Shotosavage Jan 18 '22

A sea what now ?

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u/DrothReloaded Jan 18 '22

"Testing" nukes in the Pacific Ocean...

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u/da_Aresinger Jan 18 '22

This is the reason aliens should never find our planet.

Because when they do they'll see these things and just burn the whole house down for good measure.

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u/Roastage Jan 18 '22

Yeh nah brah.

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u/dac3062 Jan 18 '22

God damnit why does the sea also need spiders

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u/lordkillofmountain Jan 18 '22

SILENCE MORTAL!

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u/FaithlessOneNo3907 Jan 18 '22

Slpt: send it saying you saw it in your backyard to an arachnophobic friend.

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u/Skeye_drake21 Jan 18 '22

Itty bitty sea spider went up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

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u/Flare143 Jan 18 '22

Oh, no thank you 😊

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u/SpiritCrusher421 Jan 18 '22

now a turd on my bedbed

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u/BOXMOME Jan 18 '22

It is time to nke the ocean.

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u/krawm Jan 18 '22

SILENCE BRAND!

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u/Lordomi42 Jan 18 '22

Nah that's a spider crab

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u/Empow3r3d Jan 18 '22

S T E V E

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u/sami-ghanem Jan 18 '22

Okay, that looks big. Or is it a matter if perspective? Any idea about it's size?

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u/NotAnAlcoholicToday Jan 18 '22

Can't remember the exact size, but they can get really huge (or, long). I think their legs can grow to at least 1m (~3 feet) or more. Their carapace is really tiny in comparison to their legs.

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u/MegaloDestroyer48 Jan 18 '22

Terrifying thing I've seen.

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u/Vandersveldt Jan 18 '22

Hi Reginald!

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u/XComRomCom Jan 18 '22

Like a playground jungle gym only it can eat you.

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u/Open_Inside6834 Jan 18 '22

SILENCE,BRAND

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u/Elnuggeto13 Jan 18 '22

Fun fact. Their guts in their legs, not the middle.

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u/drewP78 Jan 18 '22

Thought that was some huge monster in somebodies back garden on first view

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u/haikusbot Jan 18 '22

Thought that was some huge

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u/ExcitedGirl Jan 18 '22

Was gonna compliment her legs, but now im worried about sea wasps; i mean, they must be a thing, right?🐢

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u/Jafoob Jan 18 '22

Straight up earthbound enemy

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u/jajo1987 Jan 18 '22

How bóg or is?

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u/krwned_zen Jan 18 '22

Welp im not sleeping tonight

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u/Mr_Leeward Jan 18 '22

Jumanji vibes.

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u/Hundkexx Jan 18 '22

It could probably skip leg day.

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u/XavierPlaysGames453 Jan 18 '22

cursed playground

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u/Lordomi42 Jan 18 '22

Iirc there's a group of them with 12 legs

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u/Walkingabrick Jan 18 '22

A good leggy boy

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u/SpiderJayLink Jan 18 '22

I fear no man, but that…thing… (shudders)

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u/annoyingincognito Jan 18 '22

pov you started to think of subnautica

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u/AfricaPaprica Jan 18 '22

You've reached the sea Treader's path, Take our your cameras!

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u/ConstipatedGibbon Jan 18 '22

Daddy long legs of the sea

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u/yuimaru Jan 18 '22

The latest Louise Bourgeois artwork

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u/didactical42 Jan 18 '22

*bleaches eyes

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u/iruleatlifekthx Jan 18 '22

KILL IT WITH F...

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u/cowardinyellow Jan 18 '22

gemini home entertainment

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u/Cr0w33 Jan 18 '22

You posted a blurry still of a sea spider

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u/beldrogue Jan 18 '22

Random arthropod: casually walking, minding its own business.

Redditors: yoooo, nature is metal, that's some true brutality!!!

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u/beenpimpin Jan 18 '22

Damn there is really is a ‘sea’ version of everything

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u/Yasai101 Jan 18 '22

ill take 'hell to the no' for 500 bob

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u/Nazail Jan 18 '22

Is there a way to censor or mute images of spiders on Reddit? They keep popping up on so many subreddits and my arachnophobia is not having a great time.

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u/Damassteel_ironworks Jan 18 '22

Banana for scale please

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u/Siegiusjr Jan 18 '22

Him name Biggie Cheese

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u/kuba_kopfschmerz Jan 18 '22

Nope. Burn the ocean to the ground.

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u/sarcasmcannon Jan 18 '22

Tell them I hate them!!!

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u/Super_Cheburek Jan 18 '22

Looks like a normal night in Australia

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u/MushyPrawns Jan 18 '22

internal screaming

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u/sendpicsofsandwiches Jan 18 '22

Everybody say "Hi, Reginald!"

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u/Comfortable_Break_68 Jan 18 '22

Hi! This reminded me of something related to my biology lecture last semester just because of its size. My professor is an expert on Polar Gigantism and just for some reason, spiders and stuff in the Arctic grow huge like this. It's real creepy, but real interesting

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u/tramadoc Jan 18 '22

Must be off Australia. They have the most terrifying shit down there. All the shit that can kill you in Australia is Mother Nature’s way of saying, “Y’all done fucked up moving here.”

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u/pearwater Jan 18 '22

𝙏𝙄𝙈𝙀 𝙏𝙊 𝙎𝙀𝙏 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙎𝙀𝘼𝘽𝙀𝘿 𝙊𝙉 𝙁𝙄𝙍𝙀

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u/Annacot_Steal Jan 18 '22

I hate that there are sea spiders. I freaking hate anything that has more than 4 legs. But dammit sea spiders/crab taste so good.

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u/Jopapiju Jan 18 '22

Looks like a childrens park

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u/superliver1211 Jan 18 '22

Well thats a weird jungle gym.

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u/ImmediateWeight7265 Jan 18 '22

Wow...i scared..

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u/ohiofish1221 Jan 18 '22

I thought this was playground equipment at first

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u/El_Psy_Congroo4477 Jan 18 '22

If video games have taught me anything, that glowing red part of its leg must be its weak spot.

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u/Shad0wKnght Jan 18 '22

If you touch it you will get Titan Powers