Here’s a more detailed description for those that like to read up: https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/nasa-spiders-drugs-experiment/

Curiously enough when a similar experiment was first performed decades earlier the original intent was to get the spiders to weave their webs during different times of the day, rather than alter the pattern.

  • Billiam
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    Here’s a short video talking about the results of this experiment, and how each spider reacted to the different drugs.

    • @Gordito
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      “building webs is fo suckas”

    • @shalafi
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      191 month ago

      I will never not watch that video.

    • @[email protected]
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      171 month ago

      “For more information on the crack spider’s bitch, contact the Canadian Wildlife Service in Ottawa”

    • @[email protected]
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      I only came in here to make sure this was posted. I don’t even have to click the link to know it’s the right video.

    • sab
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      Very educational, thanks for sharing!

    • @[email protected]B
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      41 month ago

      Here is an alternative Piped link(s):

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  • @CarbonatedPastaSauce
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    291 month ago

    I mean, I think they did great. If they did those tests on me it would just be four blank panels with a light coating of Dorito dust.

  • Jake Farm
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    211 month ago

    This says nothing about how the dosage was decided.

    • RBG
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      221 month ago

      Yeah, welcome to pre-2000 science. Things were a bit more basic then.

      • @phoneymouse
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        61 month ago

        Everyone must’ve got a lot smarter after 2000.

        • Sneezycat
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          51 month ago

          Yeah, our current scientific literature is known by the high quality and good methodology of the papers.

          • @[email protected]
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            51 month ago

            I’m sorry, my last knowledge update does not address this area. If you’re looking for specific medical advice, please consult a doctor.

  • @sramder
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    201 month ago

    Apparently microdosing LSD was the only thing that improved web quality.

  • SanguinePar
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    Would have been interesting to see what happened with alcohol, ecstacy, cocaine, heroin, etc. The last one might have just been a blank square though.

    • @ccunning
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      191 month ago

      Good thing spiders aren’t insects then, I guess?

    • @[email protected]
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      Can be used as an insecticide.

      It can be a poison to humans too - the poison is in the portion, after all.

      • Jake Farm
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        Even in minute amounts. It’s the whole reason plants started producing caffeine. But you have also run into the big flaw in this, what is the portion they are using?