Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Friday, October 05, 2007

Toilet Spiders

This afternoon I will be talking with The History Channel, debunking the urban legend of toilet spiders for a (ha ha) webcast. It just doesn't get any better than this.



At 09:18, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is totally awesome. :)

Make sure you get someone to Youtube it!

At 11:14, Blogger robin andrea said...

Excellent! I love when urban legends are debunked. How cool that you will be the de-bunker. I hope it does end up on Youtube.

At 15:44, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the link? I've got to see this.

At 08:24, Blogger Dave Coulter said...

Toilet spiders? That ain't no myth pal!

At 11:02, Blogger roger said...

surely you don't mean that i imagined spiders, to say nothing of wasps, in the outhouse.

At 02:13, Blogger Ur-spo said...

media whore
what about the infamous barking spider?

At 17:04, Blogger Doug Taron said...

roger- spiders that you occasionally see around toilets (especially outdoors) are not an urban myth. The highly venomous toilet spider (arachnidia gluteus) is.

spo- barking spiders are tarantulas- your least favorite kind. I'll spare you from having to see a photo.

At 03:05, Blogger   said...

Good Doctors, my 12-year old step-grandson is beginning to have an interest in biology and I've encouraged him to read this blog, among others, and its comments. The "media whore" comment really doesn't seem appropriate for a general audience, regardless of age.

I'd've sent you both a private email instead of posting a comment here, but was unable to find an address for either of you. Please don't take this personal; it's not.

At 06:33, Blogger Doug Taron said...

lesle- Please send me an email at dtaronATgmail.com I'd prefer to respond to you directly.


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