For anyone doubting my mission, these all either came off my pictures of Ophelia or out of my inbox. And this isn’t even all of them. People are genuinely seeing spiders in a different light.
Go ahead. Tell me I’m not making a difference. Tell me it’s a lost cause. Tell me that people can’t get over arachnophobia.
Go ahead and tell me my spider isn’t cute. I dare you.
To all other spider blogs like mine—thank you so much, as I know it’s not easy. Keep spreading the spider love! And also, I would not be here if it weren’t for you guys! You all keep me going.
And if you don’t run a spider blog, but you still talk to me, just know that it always brightens me up to see you all dropping the love into my inbox and also for defending Ophelia when people are being rude. You have no idea how grateful I am!
I love every single one of my precious followers, and it makes me happy to see messages like the ones above of people who are learning to appreciate spiders. You guys are all amazing.
Okay, thought I’d just put that out there. I’m giving cyber spider hugs to all of you right now!
Your noble spider knight, Sir P. Audax (or just Caine)
so i was scrollin along on the internet, minding my own business when
okay wtf they can’t be serious
… aviculor ??
I spilled some milk, and I was turning back to wipe it up when this guy came crawling across the counter for a sip. I didn’t know spiders drink! lol
Since he has no pinkies, he’s holding a leg up to be a civilized little spider.
…Aaaand half an hour-ish later, Mr. Spider was found asleep in his milk. He was all relaxed-looking but sprang up and ran off when dad poked him awake. XD
Every frame of this looks absolutely hilarious if you GIF Explode it, Ekans is 1000% done.
goddammit tumblr why, I just want to fix the broken images on my tags page
I think I’m gonna delete the page and replace it ughhh
Design I have in the works for an embroidered badge incentive for my Kickstarter.
… Plus a bonus extra picture of when the prototype was first unboxed. Here he is meeting handmade Velociraptor, Sordes plushosus and my Hansa Great Auk (the only one here not made/designed by me).
Get your own plushie velociraptor here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/palaeoplushies/velociraptor-plushie-soft-toy
Who would like to see this design as an embroidered badge for possible extra incentive for my Kickstarter? Any changes?
Candy crab (Hoplophrys oatesi)
The candy crab is a very colourful crab that grows from 1.5 to 2 cm. It lives on various species of soft coral in the Dendronephthya genus. It camouflages itself by mimicing the colours of the polyps among which it hides. It adds further camouflage by attaching polyps to its carapace. Colours vary depending on the colour of the coral, and may be white, pink, yellow or red. This crab is widespread in the Indo-Pacific and it feeds on plankton. photo credits: digimuse, Brian Maye, divemecressi