Hello folks who wonder if Hulk's pants were the perfect gift for people stuck at home during the pandemic,

Since I am in the company of friends, let me confess something and see if you reciprocate. (*looks over shoulder). Doesn't it get on your nerves when new parents obsess over how their baby is so smart because it can close it eyes during sleep or how it cracks a smile randomly or that it knows how to breathe without even being taught. Like enough already, come to me when I buy a new smartphone and I can talk your ear off about all its features.

At this point, most of you might gasp in disbelief about how ruthless I am towards human babies. That said, I do accept there are some things babies can do which adult humans cannot.

  1. Babies can suck their toes while only a few Cirque du Soleil performers can do the same feat.
  2. Babies get applauded for burping after a meal.
  3. Babies can sleep in weird positions, while adults if they sleep 2 cm to the left of their pillow will wake up with a stiff neck.
  4. Babies can make adults laugh when they suddenly poop their pants. An adult doing the same is not received well in society.
  5. Babies can keep themselves entertained by simply observing a table fan while adults need their daily dose of TikTok or they get cranky.
One of my favorite things to randomly stumble into is the female Western Black Widow. Now, the media paints a terrifying picture of why you should abandon your house and move to a new city if you chance upon one in your house. They do it because they don't want you to enjoy and appreciate this godsend creature.

But this time around I wasn't looking to play with the adults but it's babies. Since they can freak out much easily as babies, I got them while they still hadn't hatched. So, I waited till I finished watching the latest season of Stranger Things (Why? Priorities!). And then was greeted with a bunch of spiderlings calling me "Mama, Mama"

If you observe the clip above, you will see that the spiderlings are pale in color. They will get the same pigment as their parents as time progresses. Seen below is one starting to get darker legs like its parents.

Before I disclose the real reason, I kidnapped these babies, let us go through some physiology 101. Wait, come back, I promise I will keep it brief. We have two types of muscles, extensor and flexor muscles. The flexor muscles allow you to flex your arm while the extensor muscles allows you to straighten your arm.

Spiders on the other hand (or leg), do not have extensor muscles, only flexor muscles. In order to extend their legs, they will use hydraulic pressure by pumping their hemolymph (blood) to their legs. That is why spiders will curl up when they die because they can no longer pump their blood to their legs.

And so this was a golden opportunity to get a closer look at those pale legs that shows me how the blood is pumped to their legs, which would have been harder if I was trying to handle an adult spider with darker legs.

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