Spiders and frogs return to cotton farms as industry cleans up its act
June 4, 2024 5:31 AM   Subscribe

Not so great news for arachnophobes.
posted by DigDoug at 6:24 AM on June 4 [1 favorite]

Who doesn’t love the word “teeming?”

Seriously, this is great news!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:34 AM on June 4 [2 favorites]

Not so great news for arachnophobes

As long as the arachnophobes stay out of the cotton farms, they'll be fine.
posted by chariot pulled by cassowaries at 6:45 AM on June 4 [3 favorites]

I like my cotton farms like I like my coffee: teeming with spiders!
posted by Foosnark at 7:38 AM on June 4 [12 favorites]

Spiders Georg claps approvingly.
posted by briank at 8:00 AM on June 4 [1 favorite]

I'm picturing frogs wearing tiny little cotton coats. No way I'm clicking to ruin that illusion.
posted by The_Vegetables at 8:07 AM on June 4 [1 favorite]

I clicked. It's all spiders, and talk about spider bites. No frogs in frog-sized coats. Spiders don't need coats, they are already furry.
posted by The_Vegetables at 8:09 AM on June 4 [2 favorites]

this sounds good. I love natural fiber clothing but I know the cotton industry is quite problematic.

presumably the end product would be sans-spood. I am a full on arachnophobe, but I am not in Australia, and I am not in the habit of frolicking in cotton fields. won't be clicking on any of these links, but thanks for the post!
posted by supermedusa at 9:50 AM on June 4 [1 favorite]

All right, uncle. As in, I surrender. Not that I was putting up a fight in the first place. This, plus the thing yesterday about the indigenous chef, plus... well, geez, plus everything you've posted heretofore; it has all been a subtle but relentless campaign to get me to sell everything I own and move to Australia*. Fine, sounds good. See you soon!

*Bringing along zero of the potential invasive species living in my current environment, of course, and signing up for regular "save the many, varied, wildly attractive, very very tiny, thought-to-be-extinct-but-now-recently-rediscovered marsupials" mission work, of course.
posted by Don Pepino at 10:09 AM on June 4 [1 favorite]

This is excellent news! They're still sucking all the life out of the Murray-Darling, though, despite improvements in water management.
posted by dg at 6:10 PM on June 4

Hello my pretties!
posted by Coaticass at 2:22 AM on June 5

When is the music video being posted?
posted by y2karl at 9:23 AM on June 5

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