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Old 09-22-2013, 02:58 PM   #41
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These were found between large rocks along a channel for boats at Point Breeze. I don't know if it makes any difference that they are virtually over water.

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Old 09-22-2013, 11:14 PM   #42
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What large Palps!
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look at this beauty. Isn't it cool how the web has that zigzag.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:04 PM   #44
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Rack em!!! Excellent photo!!! Dontcha just love the webs an Argiope aurantia makes!!!
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:31 PM   #45
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Love that zig-zaggy web, Ellen!
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:24 PM   #46
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Tis the season for Argiope, but her web got all broken before the photo, poor thing!

Does it seem like this has been a bumper year for spiders? It sure has at my house.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #47
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I usually don't see many until fall...Why's that? Fattening up for Winter?
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:12 PM   #48
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They do get fatter over the summer, but most lay eggs and die rather than overwinter (there are exceptions, of course). I think it is because the quantity of prey, both number and size, increases as the warm weather persists so they can fatten up nicely in time to make the largest egg sac possible. I don't know if I actually have more spiders in the fall, they are just larger and easier to see.

The grass spiders are already gone - they seemed to peak over a month ago and have just disappeared. I have a lot fewer orchard web weavers now. On the other hand, I have huge Neoscura crucifera (large orb weavers), and amazing wolf and fisher spiders wandering about. And my single Argiope is getting larger by the day and has redone her web.

I will need to get some spooky spider shots for October POM...
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I always have a lot of webs across my paths this time of year. I don't have that this year. I do see plenty of spiders around though
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #50
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Tis the season for Argiope, but her web got all broken before the photo, poor thing!

Does it seem like this has been a bumper year for spiders? It sure has at my house.
Wonderful shot of this beauty, turttle!
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