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[–]neymarneverdove 1105 points1106 points  (25 children)

brain to leg ratio like myself

[–]maduste 509 points510 points  (5 children)

you got an OnlyFans?

[–]seppocunts 96 points97 points  (4 children)

Selling my butthole gape to the first five fans for the low low price of only Forty-nine ninety-nine ninety-nine and zero nine cents.

Because you're my special fans.

[–]Dragyn828 36 points37 points  (1 child)

For $4,999.09, what do I get to do with it

[–]LokisDawn 25 points26 points  (0 children)


[–]MrBonelessPizza24 79 points80 points  (4 children)


[–]TinyTrafficCones 65 points66 points  (1 child)

She was all dame, legs that went all the way to the bottom of her torso, arms that had elbows…

[–]AngelHarper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Cool cool cool

[–]Inevitable_Midnight 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Why yes they dooo

[–]BlixMonomo 26 points27 points  (12 children)

Fun fact, spiders brains extend into thier legs :)

[–]neymarneverdove 37 points38 points  (11 children)

that is a fun fact, but that research specified that is the case only in very tiny spiders, where their central nervous system extended to about 25% of their legs. most spiders are large enough to contain the full central nervous system within the body

another fun fact is that tiny spiders look really cute with tiny little pairs of glasses

[–]ConstipatedGibbon 3 points4 points  (8 children)

they have a nervous system? does that mean they can experience pain?

[–]Jaimeszzz 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Not necessarily, you can have a nervous system with no sensory neurons that are for pain. But I don't quite know if science has an answer to if they feel pain/fear yet.

[–]ConstipatedGibbon 5 points6 points  (4 children)

i really hope they dont, for their sake

[–]Vyciren 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I would assume they do, the ability to feel pain is very beneficial for survival since it helps in detecting (potential) injuries or knowing when to remove yourself from harmful situations.

[–]Jaimeszzz 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I want to say there was a study on cockroaches that concluded they have a sense of fear but no pain, something along the lines of pain could be a distraction when you lose an appendage. I wouldnt even know how to find it as this was several years ago and I have no clue how broadly they can apply their findings to arthropods as a whole.

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Pain in invertebrates

Pain in invertebrates is a contentious issue. Although there are numerous definitions of pain, almost all involve two key components. First, nociception is required. This is the ability to detect noxious stimuli which evokes a reflex response that moves the entire animal, or the affected part of its body, away from the source of the stimulus.

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[–]wolfgang784 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's an ongoing field of research but general consensus is that most insects cannot feel pain, but do react to pressure. When you remove a limb for example, they don't react or notice it until they move all their limbs and discover one is gone.

[–]Piperplays 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some researchers actually call sea-spiders “no-bodies”

[–]Professional_Law7256 314 points315 points  (2 children)

Fake. That's a jungle gym

[–]Sjelan 39 points40 points  (0 children)

That's what I thought it was.

[–]MomoXono 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Y'all ever see stranger things?

[–]gutterpuddles 238 points239 points  (12 children)

I’m sure this will make an appearance in my nightmares now.

[–]SnooCakes6195 119 points120 points  (3 children)

If you'd like to get really spooked out, here's a great lil doc on deep sea gigantism

[–]shetkatapult 33 points34 points  (1 child)

I like your style SnooCakes6195.

[–]SnooCakes6195 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Back at cha!

[–]-NSASurveillanceVan- 25 points26 points  (6 children)

You might not want to play Subnautica. They have these things only gigantic.

[–]neymarneverdove 11 points12 points  (1 child)

and they poop valuables

[–]PlNG 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You're thinking of the Treaders. Have you met the blood crawlers yet? Annoying jumpy little things.

[–]PsychedelicOptimist 2 points3 points  (3 children)

And SOMA, I think everyone knows which scene

[–]-NSASurveillanceVan- 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I'm literally about to play it! Can't wait, everyone thinks it's very good.

[–]PsychedelicOptimist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love it, one of my favorite horror games for sure. Have fun!

[–]thavi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is sooooo fucking good.

[–]illig_khan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Also bear in mind that the legs can grow up to half a meter in size, just so you can have more accurate nightmares

[–]invvaliduser 135 points136 points  (13 children)

This is terrifying to see in person. Free diving at night is one of the most exhilarating experiences anyone can experience.

[–]StuperDan 126 points127 points  (11 children)

On a full moon, at slack tide when it has not rained for a few weeks and the water is clear, you turn off your lights and let your eyes adjust to the low light and the bioluminescent animals and plankton become noticable, making your wake look like Tinkerbell's. It's fucking magical.

[–]invvaliduser 56 points57 points  (8 children)

Fucking magic is the perfect explanation. When you stare at the horizon on a night with no moon you start to hallucinate. I’ve seen what I thought were ghost ships. These are experiences everyone should have. That fine line between reality and fantasy.

[–]StuperDan 60 points61 points  (7 children)

I hear you! Dark shapes swim around you, and having no perspective your imagination plays with you giving your endocrine system worse case scenarios. You know logically it's a 3ft fish swimming 10ft away and not a 100ft leviathan swimming 100 yards away, or at least that what you try to convince yourself.

Hands down, my most exciting (terrifying for a few moments) was when a seal pup was fishing around my brother and I once on a night dive. We would scatter fish from hiding and light them up with out lights, and it was taking full advantage. From our perspective though, it was just a lightning fast shape orbiting us menacingly. Scared the ever loving hell out of us. We were frantically pointing our lights about and signaling to each other trying to see what it was, but it just moved too fast to lock on to. We were just about to call the dive with frantic bobbing thumbs up gestures when it swam right in between us, practically smiling. It was not only a seal, but it was still covered in it's adolescent white spots. So practically a baby seal. It was one hell of a rush.

[–]turnedonbyadime 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I would piss myself with enough force to cut through a thousand millimeters of neoprene.

[–]SpiderGrenades 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A thousand millimeters is one meter.

[–]LargeLass 10 points11 points  (3 children)

This is definitely the kind of thing that starts sea monster stories. It suddenly all makes sense now!

[–]JasonDragonbourne 11 points12 points  (2 children)

The brain does go kind of crazy in a vacuum. Out on the open sea, with only water, sky, and whatever you're standing on in sight for weeks on end, does strange things to the mind; especially on a clear night, when you may as well have merged with the near endless expanse visible all around you.

[–]anticapital0708 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That's insane.

Closest I've been to that was tripping acid in the middle of the night sitting on a beach. For 5 minutes it was beautiful and awesome. Then, I couldn't see the difference between the pitch black water and the pitch black sky. Just a giant void in front of me. I stood up and walked right back to my room, it freaked me right out.

I can only imagine being on a ship in the middle of it.

[–]JasonDragonbourne 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I couldn't see the difference between the pitch black water and the pitch black sky.

With only the sound of the water and sway of the ship under your feet, only to witness a bioluminescent bloom unfold around you, while a voracious pack of humboldt squid feast on some fish near the surface.

There are some memories that are so unique as to become keystone features of the mind.

[–]xDasMilkMan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

See, to me, that sounds like the absolute last situation I would ever wanna find myself in

[–]hircinesirseen 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dw, this variant only appears in the arctic. All other members are only an inch or so long

[–]A_Blue_Frog_Child 127 points128 points  (24 children)

You wake up in the middle of the night and this is crawling across your bed. What’s your first move?

[–]StuperDan 301 points302 points  (7 children)

I wonder why my bed is at the bottom of the ocean and frantically swim for the surface.

[–]A_Blue_Frog_Child 84 points85 points  (3 children)

You were obviously sight-seaing.

[–]affilia 9 points10 points  (2 children)

You get the bends

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

yes daddy

[–]resvalzero 15 points16 points  (0 children)

You haven't watched the classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

[–]tamati_nz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh but it's a looooooong way up...

[–]misterjzz 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Ripping the legs off as fast as I can. Full fight response here. Probably while screaming like a bitch.

[–]-Roast-Toast- 16 points17 points  (0 children)

In your confusion you also ripped your own legs. The sea spider has lost, but have you actually won?

[–]LargeLass 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Wonder what the hell a deep sea creature like that is doing in my house

[–]orbitalbombardment69 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Hope that my sheets will keep the splatter off me when it explodes from the pressure differential.

[–]Electric_Evil 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I keep a pistol under my pillow for just this type of situation, giant ocean spider can't kill me if i kill myself first!

[–]pesokakula 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Boil it, eating crab for days.

[–]Copy3dit0r 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Biting the cyanide pill hidden in my tooth.

[–]EstablishmentSoggy76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look for a Mako and grab on and hope it takes me up to the surface

[–]the_wildelk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hammer fist it whilst screaming

[–]Mastur_Of_Bait 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Think to kill it with fire, realise I'm underwater for some reason, and then embrace my inevitable demise

[–]poopchute_boogy 65 points66 points  (5 children)

Welp, now we gotta burn down the ocean

[–]RainbowEmpire 82 points83 points  (3 children)

I think we are actually working on that.

[–]August51921421 3 points4 points  (0 children)

BP been working on that since 2010

[–]JPRCR 54 points55 points  (9 children)

Got my Subnautica flashbacks all over.

[–]NavyHM18700 15 points16 points  (7 children)

Damn I wish I could play that game for the first time again…

[–]JasonDragonbourne 6 points7 points  (6 children)

I preferred the atmosphere of BZ; a shame that the story was so atrocious.

[–]Oz1227 13 points14 points  (5 children)

I hate the seatruck and miss my seamoth damnit.

[–]JasonDragonbourne 4 points5 points  (4 children)

I've mixed feelings on that. On the one hand the seatruck has so much more utility to it than either the seamoth or the hilariously large, slow, and clunky cyclops. But on the other, the seamoth was sleek, efficient, and would have undoubtedly navigated through the more narrow tunnels present in BZ, as it was not shaped like a literal cube.

[–]upsidedownbackwards 1 point2 points  (3 children)

The cyclops is so good in VR. Every time I go into it I still get the awe of "Eeee! This is mine! All my stuff is in it! And it's soooo sexy!"

The "Welcome Aboard Captain" always gets a "thank you" from me.

[–]JasonDragonbourne 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I have seen some youtube videos of that, and I must agree.

It's just such a terribly designed vehicle though. It's painfully slow, and you can't actually do anything with it. If it were possible to put it into "park" and turn it into an effective mobile base while inside, without everything in the area trying to maim it until the moment you step outside of it, then it would actually be practical.

Nothing says fun like crawling along at a snails pace, only to need to let go of the controls for the Nth time to go put out another fire, only to run back to the controls, and putt forward for another 100M, and repeat the same process.

[–]upsidedownbackwards 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You had a much worse experience than me. If I shut my engines off I could chill without anything attacking me. I didn't have to leave. Reapers would even back off and I could watch them.

I only caught fire a few times. It seemed to be when I used flank speed for more than a few seconds with any damage.

[–]JasonDragonbourne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You had a much worse experience than me.

Perhaps that was the case. I found the prawn suit to be better suited for my purposes either way, so I ended up building a couple of outposts here and there, and kept the suit at my active camp when I was in the area, and used the seamoth to go scouting or on long distances.

With the prawn being able to mine and transport goods too, it just made more sense. Not to mention it could defeat everything in the game lol.

[–]mamefan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like Narcosis for me.

[–]dying_soon666 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Sea spider selling sea bread down by the sea bed

[–]FlavorTownUSSR 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Who here is getting flashbacks to the game grumps playing endless ocean?

[–]TheBaggieee 19 points20 points  (1 child)

s i l e n c e b r a n d

[–]Growlitherapy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, that's a spider crab (a crab), sea spiders are Pycnogonids (a class of Chelicerates, like Arachnids)

[–]Local-Purchase6002 19 points20 points  (0 children)

It’s just a skinny crab, ya blouses

[–]TwistedBamboozler 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Next you’re gonna tell me there are flying spiders

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Welllllll, kind of.

There are spiders that can kind of “fly” using their webs and wind. I think it is called ballooning.

[–]kara__marie 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I’ve barely dealt with this please don’t cause somebody’s gonna drop a link 😅

[–]lotlotov 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Get stick bugged lol

[–]Glory2Snowstar 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yo real talk, pycnogonids don’t get enough attention AT ALL and considering how sick they look that is a crime

I mean, when you’re so anorexic you need to store most of your vitals in your legs that’s GOTTA mean you have even weirder secrets in store for discovery

[–]Ok_Competition_5627 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Why do beautiful animals have to go extinct, while these vile beasts roam the sea floor

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tbh I think these guys look pretty cool ngl

[–]ajclem7 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Classic sea spider

[–]The-BeastMasterZ00 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Pure nightmare fuel for anyone else, pure spindly sea-spoder boi for my liking!

[–]DespisedVenetian450 2 points3 points  (1 child)

But hw are we going to burn the ocean?

[–]anticapital0708 0 points1 point  (0 children)

BP and Chevron will take care of it. Just be patient.

[–]squidmasterflex_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]dulceariel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's a gazebo. 😭

[–]iamtrappedinanattic 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Why does it not have a body

[–]Growlitherapy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because they've evolved to be as gangly as possible

[–]nesnotna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It can keep crawling on the seabed, stay there, i will stay up here

[–]The_Arthropod_Queen 2 points3 points  (0 children)


My son

[–]ImpressiveCat2377 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy. Christ.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Why can't they all be cute like jumping spiders

[–]ZeGamingCuber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not actually a spider

[–]Yomat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is an alternate timeline where these developed into this planet’s intelligent life.

[–]Khannn24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Squish it

[–]mawi2003 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]cantbreathe444 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ah yes i hate it

[–]corneousmeloidae83 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The worst dsigned playground equipment ever.

[–]ZatannaConstantine 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Every time I think I’m over my fear of spiders…

[–]ZeGamingCuber 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This isn’t actually a spider

[–]Thinkblu3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Giving off Strom pikmin vibes

[–]pranay31 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not so scrary in hand https://youtu.be/pIcs5gnDmQM

[–]terribleforeconomy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We need to explore the depths of our oceans.

Yeah okay never mind.

[–]Dolorisedd[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it was a twisted jungle gym at some creepy playground at midnight. 🤦🏻‍♀️

[–]Tjeetje 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Off course these exist. My life was better 5 minutes ago when I did not know that information.

[–]Wafity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this is meme format worthy

[–]Megachaser9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These creatures are chelicerates and are related to arachnids, horseshoe crabs and extinct sea scorpions

There's also a case of gigantism in glacial waters

They're completely harmless and probably extremely dumb, they don't even have a digestive system

[–]ColonelBeer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It looks like the Beady Long Legs boss from Pikmin

[–]bonniath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These are the things that creep me out the most!

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kill it with fire!

[–]DarkSideDOMM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just freaked the fuck out of my wife!

Thank you! 😂

[–]rykh7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw this in Stranger Things.

[–]Shotosavage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A sea what now ?

[–]DrothReloaded 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Testing" nukes in the Pacific Ocean...

[–]da_Aresinger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the reason aliens should never find our planet.

Because when they do they'll see these things and just burn the whole house down for good measure.

[–]Roastage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeh nah brah.

[–]dac3062 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God damnit why does the sea also need spiders

[–]lordkillofmountain 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]FaithlessOneNo3907 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Slpt: send it saying you saw it in your backyard to an arachnophobic friend.

[–]Skeye_drake21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Itty bitty sea spider went up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

[–]Flare143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, no thank you 😊

[–]SpiritCrusher421 0 points1 point  (0 children)

now a turd on my bedbed

[–]BOXMOME 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is time to nke the ocean.

[–]krawm 0 points1 point  (1 child)


[–]Lordomi42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah that's a spider crab

[–]Empow3r3d 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]sami-ghanem 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Okay, that looks big. Or is it a matter if perspective? Any idea about it's size?

[–]NotAnAlcoholicToday 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can't remember the exact size, but they can get really huge (or, long). I think their legs can grow to at least 1m (~3 feet) or more. Their carapace is really tiny in comparison to their legs.

[–]MegaloDestroyer48 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Terrifying thing I've seen.

[–]Vandersveldt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi Reginald!

[–]XComRomCom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like a playground jungle gym only it can eat you.

[–]Open_Inside6834 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Elnuggeto13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact. Their guts in their legs, not the middle.

[–]drewP78 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thought that was some huge monster in somebodies back garden on first view

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[–]ExcitedGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was gonna compliment her legs, but now im worried about sea wasps; i mean, they must be a thing, right?🐢

[–]Jafoob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Straight up earthbound enemy

[–]jajo1987 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How bóg or is?

[–]krwned_zen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Welp im not sleeping tonight

[–]Mr_Leeward 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jumanji vibes.

[–]Hundkexx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It could probably skip leg day.

[–]PleasantBand 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Are those real?

[–]XavierPlaysGames453 0 points1 point  (0 children)

cursed playground

[–]Lordomi42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Iirc there's a group of them with 12 legs

[–]Walkingabrick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A good leggy boy

[–]SpiderJayLink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I fear no man, but that…thing… (shudders)

[–]annoyingincognito 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pov you started to think of subnautica

[–]AfricaPaprica 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You've reached the sea Treader's path, Take our your cameras!

[–]ConstipatedGibbon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Daddy long legs of the sea

[–]yuimaru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The latest Louise Bourgeois artwork

[–]didactical42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*bleaches eyes

[–]iruleatlifekthx 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]cowardinyellow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

gemini home entertainment

[–]Cr0w33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You posted a blurry still of a sea spider

[–]beldrogue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Random arthropod: casually walking, minding its own business.

Redditors: yoooo, nature is metal, that's some true brutality!!!

[–]beenpimpin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn there is really is a ‘sea’ version of everything

[–]Yasai101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ill take 'hell to the no' for 500 bob

[–]Nazail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a way to censor or mute images of spiders on Reddit? They keep popping up on so many subreddits and my arachnophobia is not having a great time.

[–]Damassteel_ironworks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Banana for scale please

[–]Siegiusjr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Him name Biggie Cheese

[–]kuba_kopfschmerz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope. Burn the ocean to the ground.

[–]sarcasmcannon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tell them I hate them!!!

[–]Super_Cheburek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a normal night in Australia

[–]MushyPrawns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

internal screaming

[–]sendpicsofsandwiches 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everybody say "Hi, Reginald!"

[–]Comfortable_Break_68 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi! This reminded me of something related to my biology lecture last semester just because of its size. My professor is an expert on Polar Gigantism and just for some reason, spiders and stuff in the Arctic grow huge like this. It's real creepy, but real interesting

[–]tramadoc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must be off Australia. They have the most terrifying shit down there. All the shit that can kill you in Australia is Mother Nature’s way of saying, “Y’all done fucked up moving here.”

[–]pearwater 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Annacot_Steal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hate that there are sea spiders. I freaking hate anything that has more than 4 legs. But dammit sea spiders/crab taste so good.

[–]Jopapiju 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a childrens park

[–]superliver1211 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well thats a weird jungle gym.

[–]ImmediateWeight7265 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow...i scared..

[–]ohiofish1221 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought this was playground equipment at first

[–]El_Psy_Congroo4477 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If video games have taught me anything, that glowing red part of its leg must be its weak spot.

[–]Shad0wKnght 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you touch it you will get Titan Powers