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GamblersGrin
04-22-2004, 01:08 AM
http://www.missblackwidow.com/drugs.html

as i said, this is a for nerds thread. amazing nasa experimentations of spiders high on mescaline, lsd, caffeine, sleeping pills, marijuana, and speed. there are pics of the webs the spider created while on each drug. quite interesting. heres the article...

Scientists at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have turned their attention from the mysteries of the cosmos to a more esoteric area of research: what happens when you get a spider stoned.
Their experiments have shown that common house spiders spin their webs in different ways according to the psychotropic drug they have been given. Spiders on marijuana made a reasonable stab at spinning webs but appeared to lose concentration about half-way through. Those on Benzedrine - "speed" - spin their webs "with great gusto, but apparently without much planning leaving large holes", according to New Scientist magazine.

Caffeine, one of the most common drugs consumed by Britons in soft drinks, tea and coffee, makes spiders incapable of spinning anything better than a few threads strung together at random. On chloral hydrat, an ingredient of sleeping pills, spiders "drop off before they even get started".

Nasa scientists believe the research demonstrates that web-spinning spiders can be used to test drugs because the more toxic the chemical, the more deformed was the web.

The scientists believe their previous work on the goemetry of crystals will help them to devise computer programs that can analyse web-building objectively in order to predict the toxicity of new medicines. "It appears that one of the most telling measures of toxicity is a decrease, in comparison with a normal web, of the numbers of completed sides [of a web]; the greater the toxicity, the more sides the spider fails to complete", the scientists say.

Paul Hillard, spider specialist at the Natural History Museum in London, said researchers first discovered the effects of psychotropic drugs on spiders during experiments at the end of 1960s. The researchers fed caffeine to spiders in hope of making them spin webs in the late evening rather than the early dawn. The result was eccentric webs rather than earlier spinning, he said.

Article and research by Steve Connor

Gunm
04-22-2004, 01:10 AM
uhm....great....where's the web link?



oh...never mind



eeewww....creepy shit

Abracadabra
04-22-2004, 01:16 AM
"wanna try cure cancer today?"


"nah"



"what about aids?"



"bor-ring"



"how bout we get some spiders smashed?"



"AWESOME!"

GamblersGrin
04-22-2004, 01:19 AM
yeah...government dollars at work

Boring Bastard
04-22-2004, 01:42 AM
Some of those webs look like they were made using publisher paintshop or whatever you call it.......I don't know if this is real.......whatever!

ClueTwo
04-22-2004, 01:45 AM
Amazing...The LSD web looks the best in my opinion..Tiiight...heh

ODS-1
04-22-2004, 01:53 AM
How many ghetto kids could that money have fed? Oh yeah, who cares.

KING BLING
04-22-2004, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by Asickeronius
Some of those webs look like they were made using publisher paintshop or whatever you call it.......I don't know if this is real.......whatever!

[img]http://www.missblackwidow.com/chloralhydrat.jpg'>

adderall
04-22-2004, 02:22 AM
i saw this a long time ago

still interesting

bigpoppa.k
04-22-2004, 03:30 AM
the peyote one looks pretty good.. does that mean we should all be rockin Peyote and Mescaline?

i'm down.

Weapon X
04-22-2004, 04:17 AM
^ Your styles are just fine. But if you really want to puke for the first day before you do a piece, haha, Id like to see that.

gfreshsushi
04-22-2004, 07:43 AM
i like the peyote web. and i really hope this is fake.

26SidedCube
04-22-2004, 07:52 AM
It's not fake, it was done in like 1960's by NASA
researchers or something in that vein...

They still do this to this very day in college
Bio classes.... goddamn, I hope you guys
don't actually think this was somehow a
multi-million/billion dollar experiment. Chill
on the Anarcho 'how many brown people
could that have fed' tip. Pick your battles.

Sheesh.

Edit: This is all off the top of my head, but it's in Time Science 1975.

eseLokE1uno
04-22-2004, 07:55 AM
[img]http://www.missblackwidow.com/benzedrine.jpg'>

looks like a headshot

imported_El Mamerro
04-22-2004, 01:14 PM
The big mystery is how the fuck did they get the drugs into the spiders in the first place.

Swiffer Jet
04-22-2004, 01:33 PM
"sugar coat" their "food"?

2 blaazed
04-22-2004, 01:57 PM
thats deff. BUGged out

Pinup
04-22-2004, 02:49 PM
Thanks to these amazing experiments, we have learned that...

drugs make you do weird shit ?

HOORAY FOR NASA !!

they should stick to tossing furry things into orbit.

yoink
04-22-2004, 02:53 PM
im not goin to trust anything I read on that fruit cake of a ladies site.
no sir.

[img]http://www.missblackwidow.com/images/me_002.jpg'>

imported_El Mamerro
04-22-2004, 03:27 PM
One of my best friends worked for 2 years getting chimps and monkeys hooked on drugs. Awesomest job ever.

Pinup
04-22-2004, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by El Mamerro
One of my best friends worked for 2 years getting chimps and monkeys hooked on drugs. Awesomest job ever.

I hope he worked for a lab of some sort otherwise that's just mean !

imported_El Mamerro
04-22-2004, 03:55 PM
Obviously. He then spent a year afterwards chronicling Rhesus monkey sex habits. He's got some awesome pictures and videos of him standing a foot away from monkeys wylin' it out.

Fondles
04-22-2004, 05:20 PM
craaaaaazy

p.s. im terrified of spiders..sounds homo admitting it.

Gunm
04-22-2004, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by El Mamerro
One of my best friends worked for 2 years getting chimps and monkeys hooked on drugs. Awesomest job ever. So you mean to say he pushed drugs to kids at raves?



heh heh

GnomeToys
04-22-2004, 08:27 PM
All this study proves to me is that spiders rely on their dopamine and norepinephrine systems more than their serotonin systems, which isn't all that surprising. What a fucking waste of money.