Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA
|Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:04 pm Post subject:
|Thanks for all the compliments, folks.
Danny, I still haven't figured out a really good way to keep track of the scads of fascinating postings that have accumulated in the forums. The forums now seem to be secure as an archive (due in large part to your efforts, thank you very much! ). And they have a pretty good search facility, so if somebody happens to remember a posting, odds are good that they can find it again.
But it still escapes me, how to construct a "best of the bunch" short list suitable for browsing.
In any case, this Worm With Spider is certainly among the most bizarre subjects that I have ever encountered.
The sheer size of the worm (compared to the spider), the fact that apparently nobody knows the full life cycle of any of these worms, and the fact that two groups of such superficially similar critters (nematodes and nematomorphs) are apparently so far apart on the evolutionary tree, is just a striking illustration of how wonderfully strange and confusing the world can be.
Truly boredom need never be a problem!