Dec 31, 2007

Reevaluate

You arachnophiles and creepy-crawler-lovers are about to have your hearts melt. Even I, an avowed arachnophobe, find it almost endearing (almost).

Behold a mother giant whip scorpion tending to her brood. Isn't that too much? Look how pearly green they are. Awe, that's so...no...no...must not let my arachnophobia fail me now. I must leave and reevaluate my feelings.

Thanks for the photo, Mary.

6 comments:

Jade said...

They really are great mom's, as far as bugs go.

zhimbo said...

I have no worries about my arachnophobia failing me.

Erin said...

At first i thought those were aphids. Then I realized they were on a whip scorpion, and my reaction changed from "wtf!?" to "awwww, look at the babies!"

kung foodie said...

must remind myself...do not look at Ugly Overload right before going to bed...repeat ten times. arrgggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh

Arachnophile said...

Ah, the legendary motherly instincts of the whip scorpion... Makes the heart sing don't it? ;-p

AWSOME! As if you need any more proof that arachnids and inverts in general get a bad-rap. ;) I've heard that een when the babies spread out a little they stay in "touch" literally, with their whips. I'm sure Jade could confirm or deny this.

Shay said...

i dont know what your'e seeing, but my bug-o-phobia is not about to waver over this disgusting thing. things. whatever. ugh. you should be ashamed to call yourself an arachnophobe. i mean...pearly-green, plus those little white legs, plus a whole unch together writhing in mass ugliness...eugh.