Posts Tagged ‘heat’


Why am I crabby?

July 27, 2016


“… a new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill has discovered a connection between spider personalities and temperature changes, potentially bringing us closer to answering these questions.”

It seems that even within the same species of spider – some individuals have a difficult time thriving in higher temperatures, while others have difficulty with lower temperatures.

Apparently my spider genes come from the heat insensitive spiders because I, too, am crabbier with higher temperatures, such as the one I recorded on my phone as I left my office at Fancy Pants University last Friday.

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I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this reading – but it was hot.

More about this story at ZME Science.

spider photo credit: Alex Wild