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Drugged Spiders Spinning Webs Archive Experiment of the Day

This is what happens to their spinning skills when they light up a doobie.
May 6th 2013, 9:45 AM 17,364 30

WHAT A TANGLED web we weave – especially when ‘we’ are a common house spider who has been fed a drug and asked to go spin a web.

This is an illustration produced by a Nasa experiment from 1995 when the effects of certain drugs on a spider’s work (ie, web-spinning) were studied.

The caffeine creation looks a little like our handwriting circa 11am and our third cup of coffee in HQ…

Image: PAG/PA Archive/Press Association Images.

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