Hello folks who wonder if the duration of meetings is inversely proportional to how effective they are,

Jumping Spiders are the cuties of the arachnid world, having big eyes that inspired Pixar characters and South Korean eyelid surgeries.


Gifted with good eyesight as compared to other spiders, they will use that advantage to snoop on conversations on their co-passenger's phone and spot their next prey. In addition, they will jump their way out of trouble when a predator or a curious human gets too close. Since they are always on the move, they don't have time to build spider webs like the average Joe or Jane spider. "I would rather get lost than settle in one place" it chimes.


Below in one leveraging that superpower to see if the line at Trader Joe's is wrapping around the block since the social distancing measures were put in place or if a tiny snack is just lying around.


How do they jump? Well, you see they pump some extra hemolymph(blood equivalent) to their legs that helps build the pressure and at the right opportunity release the pressure so the hemolymph flows back to the body causing them to leap. It is due to this building and releasing of pressure, they have to take a mini break to build the pressure again before the next leap.


Stretch spiders unlike jumping spiders cannot jump to get away from trouble. They will instead stretch their bodies and will freeze to not stand out in their environment.

Here is how they usually bide their time waiting for their prey.


And here is how they will stretch themselves when they sense danger.


What comes to your mind when you think of maggots? For some of you it might mean time to stop reading this right away because now you are going to have nightmares. For the rest, you might be thinking of tiny worms that are found on your produce or a dead body.

What your average jane or joe maggot might look like.


But not all maggots prefer to live their teenage years on land, and some maggots like the ones belonging to drone fly(a kind of hoverfly) live in the water. Rat-tailed maggots are usually found in pools of stagnant water where they feed on decaying organic matter.


You see, their name stems from the distinct rat like tail they sport. That tail is actually its breathing apparatus just like a snorkel.

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