Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Caution!!!! Spider




Ain't he cool?

20 comments:

  1. Condensation on the lens. I was having a fit. Anyone know what to do about it?

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  2. This one is sharper. Great patterns on that beastie.

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  3. I like the dew drops on the web.

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  4. SWeet shot I have been trying for this one and not getting it.

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  5. What sort of Spider is it? Do you know? Is it poisonous?

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  6. I measured a spiders web just outside my back door about 3 days ago. It spanned 7 feet.

    7 FEET!!!!!! The spider was about the size of my middle finger nail. A rather ambitious Spider I think. LOL

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  7. "Writing Spider"
    Female Argiope with web stabilimenta, the heavy white zigzag portions.

    Stabilimenta are conspicuous lines or spirals of silk, included by many diurnal spiders at the center of their otherwise cryptic webs. It has been shown spider webs using stabilimenta catch, on average, 34% fewer insects than those without. However, webs with the easily-visible markings are damaged far less frequently by birds flying through the web. It is an evolutionary tradeoff the spider can influence every time it builds a new web. The inclusion of stabilimenta is influenced by many factors, including prey density and web location.

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  8. He be very cool, Linda.
    Dylan, nifty info.

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  9. This type of spider is one of the more impressively scarey types in my book. I love the way their webs look and the spider itself has beautiful coloring. Way kool shots!!!

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  10. Ask Tim about the time I identified a spider quicker than someone he took a spider to that arrived in a container load of furniture from China or somewhere.

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  11. Dylan, I love that site! I can see myself happily spending a few hours there.

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  12. Glad you like it Mop. I'm not terribly into spiders myself, but they are quite interesting. Especially the unusual ones.

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  13. My cat likes playing with spiders, then he leaves their little corpses on the hall carpet for me to find!

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