Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Stoned spiders

Some time ago, I read about experiments that tested the effect of various drugs on the web building abilities of spiders. has some photos of the original webs. My version on the right is what I think they should have found.

I always thought this seemed like pretty pointless research - drugs have an effect on ability... now there's a surprise... Although the ex-scientist in me is insisting that of course it had to be tested, how else would we know.

But either way, I'm glad to hear the Canadian Wildlife Service has taken this research further...