Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

Having read Lord of the Rings (or The Hobbit), they named the preciousssssss little spider daddy longlegs (ODeck never fails to correct out scientific mistakes... :) thanks Will) after Tolkien’s cave dweller. Not having read LotR or the Hobbit enough, they named it... Iandumoema smeagol. Which is wrong in so many ways I need an even bigger nerd than myself or most of you to explain how wrong it is! (Also - trigger warning for an image of the eight legged little fellow after the break.)

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Illustration for article titled Scientists in Brazil have found an arachnid that lives in a cave and lost its pigmentation...

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