money spiders

i’ve been wondering about money spiders. I saw a money spider wandering around on our new lab picnic table in our new lab garden. It was wee. no more than 2mm across. It got me wondering. I’ve been wondering why they are money spiders. and if they make webs. they probably do, they are spiders after all but they are so tiny. they must make tiny webs.. but then what do they catch and eat.. even an aphid is bigger than a money spider. about twice as bigger, i say, if i had to guess. i suppose there might be smaller bugs than aphids but i haven’t seen any. if they were really small would probably couldn’t even see them which might explain why i haven’t. but then the money spider’s webs would need to be very fine indeed or maybe they coat it with some chemical that is irresitable to these mirco-aphids. or maybe they catch big aphids and eat them slowly. or are they vegetarian? if it comes to that, are there any vegetarian spiders. I’m guessing not but you have to wonder why… there must be squillions of species of spiders, at least one of them may have chosen to eat plants.. that wouldn’t be so far fetched. if they can be so wee, they could be vegan too.

isn’t there so much in the world that we don’t really know? Well, things that I don’t know, you might, but i don’t know if you know…

look there’s another thing i don’t know.

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Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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