Ever wondered what kind of web a spider on drugs would create? Apparently NASA scientists get way more high than I do, because the thought never crossed my mind. They sought to investigate:

The possibility of using thread connection fine structure as a measure of drug effects on fine motor coordination. – R. Jackson, Division of Research N.C. Dept. of Mental Health

What were the results? Unsurprisingly, drugs do affect the motor function of spiders. However, the different shapes of their webs on each drug is fascinating. 

Drug-free Spider Web

normal-spider-web

Marijuana

marijuana

LSD

lsd

Mescaline

mescaline

Caffeine

caffine

Benzedrine

benzedrine

Chloral Hydrate (Minor Sedative)

chloralhydrat

Drug Effects on Spiders

Just for the Giggles

For the full report on the study, go here.

  • Reza Ranger

    good demonstration by spider,every one can easily find the effect of using drug on mind.

  • Bubbles

    That “just for the giggles” vid had me laughing my arse off.