The heads of arachnids

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The heads of arachnids

Postby Monster » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:18 pm

A friend of mine said "ticks don't have heads". I thought that that was an odd statement, since it looks pretty clear that ticks have a head in front of their bodies. So I took a look at tick physiology on the internet, and lo, ticks don't have heads. That thing on the front of the tick body is mouth parts. The head, thorax, and abdomen of a tick are all combined. That made me think of spiders and scorpions. I took a quick look at images of their physiology too and spiders and scorpions don't have independent heads either. They have combined heads and thoraxes. I had never thought about arachnid heads before, until my friend said that ticks don't have heads.

Spider body:
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http://www.panarthropoda.de/sub/allgeme ... /morph.jpg

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby Poodle » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:21 pm

This is simply because arachnids are not from this world, Possibly not from this universe.

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby TJrandom » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:17 pm

Sooo... does that make trump a tick or an arachnid?

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:26 pm

fishy
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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby TJrandom » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:48 pm

slimy...

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby Monster » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:39 pm

TJrandom wrote:Sooo... does that make trump a tick or an arachnid?

Ticks are arachnids.

Trump is a different beast altogether. He's a land-based manatee that vocalizes random noise, and must maintain dominance against other creatures that aren't actually his rival.
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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby OlegTheBatty » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:41 pm

Ok, ticks don't have heads - but what about tocks?
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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:43 pm

take tacks
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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby TJrandom » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:56 pm

Monster wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Sooo... does that make trump a tick or an arachnid?

Ticks are arachnids. ...


Blood sucking spider? Blood sucking scorpion?

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby Monster » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:39 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Monster wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Sooo... does that make trump a tick or an arachnid?

Ticks are arachnids. ...


Blood sucking spider? Blood sucking scorpion?

Ticks are blood sucking arachnids. Ticks, spiders, and scorpions are arachnids.
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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby TJrandom » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:32 am

Dat weren’t da question ;)

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby Monster » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:57 am

TJrandom wrote:Dat weren’t da question ;)

Ah, I see. I likened Trump to a manatee that makes random noises and must demonstrate dominance against creatures that aren't his rival. I think likening him to a tick or a spider or a scorpion is inaccurate. Ticks, spiders, and scorpions show a bit of focus in their lives. The manatee I described shows no focus.
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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby Gord » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:58 am

Speaking of arachnids: Sparklemuffin.

Because in Australia, they name things in accordance with the Rule of My Little Pony.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... w-species/

If you don't think of spiders as cute and cuddly, then you’ve never met Sparklemuffin, Skeletorus, and the elephant spider. Scientists have identified these three new species of peacock spiders in various parts of eastern Australia.

This is Sparklemuffin:



Here is Skeletorus:



And this is the peacock elephant spider:



Can you make out the elephant on its abdomen? No? Look closer:

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby Poodle » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:35 am

I Googled 'cute scorpion' and got a youtube of a scorpion in someone's house. The accompanying comment was ...
WE FIND THESE ALMOST DAILY IN OUR HOUSE, WE ARE USED TO IT.
BUT TO SLEEP WELL WE INSPECT OUR BED THOROUGHLY !
WE LET HIM OUTSIDE AGAIN AFTER THIS VIDEO.

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby TJrandom » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:45 am

Did he attach a string? :roll:

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:51 am

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby Gord » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:24 am

scrmbldggs wrote:Naw, a stick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Pu-4qzMkk

Hmm. Slightly better composer than omniverse.



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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby TJrandom » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:13 am

scrmbldggs wrote:Naw, a stick.

[lubetube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Pu-4qzMkk[/lubetube]


Just a minute now - yer `bout to be reported. Posting blatantly carnally arousing porn videos has got to be against the rules. My arachnids who were looking over my shoulder just went into orgy mode.

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Re: The heads of arachnids

Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:42 pm

Ooops! :bag:
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