Today, we went to the swamp to take pictures. We got a few.
I saw a spider. Then, all of a sudden, I wondered if spiders could breathe. I mean, there are spiders all over the wetlands where my partner and I were stomping around, but I never see any spiders swimming. If I see a spider in the water, that was not a spider choice, right?
Spiders have lungs
I asked google. She told me that they, in fact have lungs.
Then she also told me that they’re not insects because, get this: they have fewer body parts than insect. They don’t have a separate head and body, they have one out together, called a cephalothorax.
Chest + head = cephalothorax
So if someone has a really thick neck and their head is a part of their chest cavity (their thorax) you could insult them by saying they have a cephalothorax. Here’s how I know I’m not the funny one.
My partner then says with a heavy lisp, “Nice cephalothorax, nerd. You’re not joining our D&D game.”
See you next Monday. Till, then, keep birding.