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Date: 06/20/05 02:32 AM

42 Responses to The Caffeine Web

  1. Profile photo of DJ_jason
    DJ_jason Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2005 at 1:22 am
    Link: The Caffeine Web - Webs spun by spiders under the influence of different drugs
  2. Profile photo of Kickasso
    Kickasso Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 3:21 am
    quite nic3
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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 4:21 am
    The caffeine one is quite impressive.
  4. Profile photo of Santos_Demin
    Santos_Demin Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 4:47 am
    Thats wierd, because when I`m on 2 of those substances I spin square spider webs. To each his own though, right?
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    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 5:48 am
    ^^^ Ha! Ha! Not so surprizing. Spiders have nervous systems similar to our own. At least they got a free buzz out of the deal...
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    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 6:03 am
    http://www.caffeineweb.com/ looks like an `Anti-caffeine` Website. "Thousands are in mental institutions today because of no greater matter than that of the use of caffeine."- This seems kind of far fetched. Caffeine being the most popular drug of most industrialized countries would mean that most everyone would be in a rubber room...
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    Pastulio Female 13-17
    45 posts
    June 20, 2005 at 6:03 am
    Ahh. I`ve seen this before. I think it`s pretty cool. :D
  8. Profile photo of signed_in
    signed_in Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 6:30 am
    question: how did they get the drug into the spider :-)
    no really
  9. Profile photo of xbomber08
    xbomber08 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 6:43 am
    sounds like somebody wants to do his own little experament...
  10. Profile photo of Santos_Demin
    Santos_Demin Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 7:41 am
    Meh, thats not too hard. For most of it they can just toss them in a small container with a high content of whatever. The marijuana should have been real easy, as for stuff like caffeine or LSD they probably just had him walk around in a puddle of it for 5-15 mins and let him absorb a good amount of it.
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    Santos_Demin Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 7:43 am
    And, damnit, they have mescaline LSD and marijuana, but wheres the damn ether? I can see skipping alcohol, but skipping ether? Absurd.

    What would have been interesting was to give the spiders a cigarette, that would !#@$ them up worse than the caffeine will. They`ll either get cancer or become chain smokers.

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    Aneurysm Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 8:24 am
    that`s cool
  13. Profile photo of Homer Jay
    Homer Jay Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 9:24 am
    very nice. interesting information
  14. Profile photo of tomsss
    tomsss Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 9:40 am
    no more caffine for me... no wait i can`t do without it argh!
  15. Profile photo of KingSpade
    KingSpade Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 10:48 am
    HAHAHAHA, THEY GAVE A SPIDER ACID!!!
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    Deuterostome Female 70 & Over
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    June 20, 2005 at 10:56 am
    Dude . . . I think I`m trippin` now. Aw, man. That`s messed up.
  17. Profile photo of for_serious?
    for_serious? Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 11:50 am
    if i were a spider i would want the caffiene web b/c it looks so damn cool
  18. Profile photo of Rubn_Tizzub
    Rubn_Tizzub Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2005 at 12:45 pm
    I have a hard time believing that the effects of caffiene on a spider really translate well into the effects of caffiene on a human as the article suggest.
  19. Profile photo of bugguy
    bugguy Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2005 at 12:59 pm
    This is a good place to make my first post since I`m an entomologist. Most chemicals, including caffiene effect spiders and insects differently than humans. Even one of the links on this web site said that this experiment had no bearing on human behavior.
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    Mat Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 1:15 pm
    "Even one of the links on this web site said that this experiment had no bearing on human behavior."

    Humans don`t spin webs XD

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    look215 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 1:25 pm
    the LSD spiderweb looked really well done , surprisingly.
  22. Profile photo of x_omni_x
    x_omni_x Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 2:25 pm
    Actually, it`s plausible that caffeine will really mess with someone if they previously have a neurological problem, even if they have it under control. That`s why my damn neurologist won`t let me drink Pepsi anymore. Almost any nervous system problem is made worse by caffeine.
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    Pastulio Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 3:00 pm
    ...They got the driugs into the spiders by feeding the drug to flies, and then feeding the flies to the spiders, I think. At least that`s what this other website did, which was practically the same thing. I might be wrong though.
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    xbade13 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 3:09 pm
    i bet you that the spider on lsd thought it was spider-man :->
  25. Profile photo of MidoriBug
    MidoriBug Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 3:30 pm
    blabbity blah blah haha anyways I know caffeine is bad...but its oh so good. However, the pictures were really cool!
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    geckosrock Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 4:03 pm
    Ha thats great! The LSD one did look pretty good but i think there was only the main lines, not those little ones branching between the "radii"
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    AnnaE116 Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 4:14 pm
    So what`s this trying to tell me?
    Don`t drink coffee, LSD is better for you?
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    vulture19 Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2005 at 4:15 pm
    Hey Santos

    "...as for stuff like caffeine or LSD they probably just had him walk around in a puddle of it for 5-15 mins and let him absorb a good amount of it."

    You know where those puddles are?

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    jlconran07 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 4:25 pm
    For some reason the caffeine one made me laugh....stupid spider....
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    _Snoopy_ Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2005 at 5:11 pm
    I like the LSD one :-D
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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2005 at 6:15 pm
    PETA would have a fit if they saw this.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2005 at 6:21 pm
    Hey, it`s NASA that did it, PETA still haven`t forgiven them for all the monkeys they launched into space and never brought back...
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    ajax1829 Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2005 at 9:45 pm
    Did the spider on LSD see humans crawling all over him and freak out screaming "GET EM OFF GET EM OFF!!!" while the spider on weed just laughed his ass off? Just a thought.
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    Aigidh Female 18-29
    785 posts
    June 20, 2005 at 10:43 pm
    Kinda old, but still cool to look at. I like the LSD one, kinda like the spider got halfway done and said "ah, f**k it." LOL I also like the fact that the one on marijuana fell asleep before finishing. LOL
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    Effigy Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2005 at 12:03 am
    "The spider on marijuana drifted off before finishing the job"

    Oh that is hilarious.

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    tuckernozz Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2005 at 10:38 am
    this is sooo cool. so caffeine effects you more than marijuana... i knew marijuana was good for me!
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    Joey11y Female 18-29
    500 posts
    June 21, 2005 at 11:28 pm
    How can this website hate caffeine so much! I need IT!!! The spiders thing was cool though, but i dont really believe it.
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    blackmind Male 13-17
    695 posts
    June 23, 2005 at 9:01 am
    That put me off cola for a week.;-)
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    PirateMeghan Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2005 at 12:03 am
    They never said how much caffiene they used in relation to how much of the other substances. They could have used one spider-sized dose of LSD and fifty spider-sized doses of caffiene.
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    silverant Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2005 at 9:18 pm
    "The spider on marijuana drifted off before finishing the job" hahahaha
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    catsthewagon Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2005 at 1:10 am
    its funny since i just downed 120 mg`s of caffeine before this in less than 10 seconds, a starbuck`s doubleshot espresso & cream, after i had a pepsi(38 mg`s), and now i`m drinking coffee, which is 110 milligrams. equals 268 milligrams. yipee!!!
  42. Profile photo of sasafrasmast
    sasafrasmast Male 30-39
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    July 24, 2006 at 1:58 pm
    The LSD spider web is complete, only the you can`t see the thin threads on the lower half of the web because of the cameras resolution. What a perfectly symmetrical web.

    Since spiders bodies are a lot less complex than ours, they might not even have some of the receptors in their brains for these drugs to bind too. Therefore it may just be sort of a general toxicity test. They probably do have a serotonin receptor though, which is the one LSD bind too. LSD is actually very non-toxic and any talk of "brain damage" is complete and utter rubbish.

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