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Invasion of the Pond Spiders 1

Uploaded by: mactoot

Wednesday December 12, 2012

Midland Township, MI

Caption: The pond was solid white this morning but as the day warmed it developed spiders. Eight legs even! :-)

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5. mactoot
8:51 PM GMT on December 13, 2012
Quoting polymorph:
Wow! This is so awesome. I wonder if there is bacterial activity associated with them, as described in this recent story:

Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean are Found to be Teeming with Life

Some bacteria have ice nucleating proteins while others have antifreeze proteins. I can imagine the spiders are congregations of bacteria with antifreeze properties (I can also imagine it's all plain old physics and inorganic chemistry too).


I hadn't thought of that. Good idea. My thought was there was a leaf or something floating there that was a good absorber of solar energy, and the warmer water was leaching along the surface melting ice at its thinnest points. But I'm not going out there to look :-)
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4. polymorph
6:39 PM GMT on December 13, 2012
Wow! This is so awesome. I wonder if there is bacterial activity associated with them, as described in this recent story:

Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean are Found to be Teeming with Life

Some bacteria have ice nucleating proteins while others have antifreeze proteins. I can imagine the spiders are congregations of bacteria with antifreeze properties (I can also imagine it's all plain old physics and inorganic chemistry too).
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3. trailhiker44
5:45 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
Great shot !
CONGRATS on the VIP !!!
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2. backwardguy
5:10 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
Great shot! Congrats!
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1. nanapoo
1:06 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
Awesome ! Congrats on the vip!
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NOW RELEASED! "River Serene" is a collection of inspiring and memorable instrumental/New Age/Celtic pieces embracing four themes: water, love, light and dreams. Available at all online music stores. My first CD (March 2012) "Mountains Take Wing" (Timothy Wenzel), is a "stunningly visual" fusion of acoustic and electronic New Age music - with a Celtic twist. It won a New Age Album of the Year award in 2012 by New Age Music World. My second CD "A Coalescence of Dreams" was released October 2012. Click on "Visit My Website". Or visit me at Facebook:Timothy Wenzel: New Age Music VisionsAvailable in most online stores.

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