For those unfortunates with arachnophobia, this photo must be somewhere between unsettling and terrifying (or maybe itchy and clawing out your eyes). For me, it’s a bit mesmerizing. It also makes me wonder what the spider is looking at. I believe it was in the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural History where I saw an exhibit that purported to show what the world looks like through a jumping spider’s eyes. Pretty good for an arthropod, though I’m not sure they explained how they replicated jumper vision.
Anyway, I recommend immersion therapy for arachnophobia. I’m not sure if looking at my pictures constantly counts, but I won’t mind if you do!
On that note, have a good weekend, everyone.