arthropods

3.1.19

Watch a Massive Tarantula Drag an Opossum Around Like It's Nothing

“A surprising amount of death of small vertebrates in the Amazon is likely due to arthropods such as big spiders and centipedes."

10.18.16

Check Out This ‘Monster’ 14-Pound Lobster Caught After Hurricane Nicole

Imagine how many lobster rolls you could make.

9.29.16

This Fossil's Penis Worm Mouth Has Mystified Scientists, Until Now

Paleontologists have finally solved the riddle of this ancient creature's sarlacc mouth.

12.2.15

This Mezcal Is Served with a Side of Scorpion

“The whole scorpion is edible and it’s full of protein,” the bartender assured me just before I popped the booze-soaked arachnid between my teeth at Reyes Salón Cantina, a Guadalajara bar famous for its scorpion shots.

11.21.15

Notes on Eating the World's Largest Living Arthropod

I was on Atafu, an atoll far into the blue nowhere of the South Pacific, when I was offered a taste of the rich, massive coconut crab—which I later found out is endangered.

11.9.15

Meet the Spider Species Whose Males Irreversibly Mutilate the Genitals of Their Mates

He breaks off something called her "scapus" to keep competing sperm from getting in.

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5.7.15

Ancient Fossil Brain Gives Clues on How Arthropods of Today Got Heads

Shedding light on how soft bodied creatures became hard.

3.11.15

What Sea Monsters Looked Like Half a Billion Years Ago

Even in the earliest epochs of life on Earth, filter-feeders were huge.