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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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Artist: Timothy T Wenzel

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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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