Please elaborate on “lots of spiders”. Are they attracted to the hole? This scares me. You know all those species of crab that live near hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor? I wonder if there’s some latent evolutionary pull in arachnids to go near hellaciously hot and toxic things like this. I wonder if over time a species of spider will evolve near this crater, just like those crabs.
posted by Pastabagel at 2:05 PM on March 26
Haven’t you notice how even campfires attract spiders? For hundred meter radius, all spiders gather round and watch silently, planning spidery plans, creeping closer. When the fire goes out, they tend to get confused and aggressive and seek the next warm body. Don’t let the fire go out.
posted by Free word order! at 5:50 PM on March 26