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Old 08-04-2010, 08:41 PM   #11
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Here's the second spider, much bigger than the previous one.

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What do I have?
I love the composition of the first one beautiful, sunlit colors.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:14 PM   #12
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So here's today's update:

The big spider was in the center of a beautiful orb web. It was getting dark so the pic isn't great, will try to get a better one tomorrow.

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The little one has added fresh bubbles to the egg case.

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And this last shot taken with a flash to show the web

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Old 08-04-2010, 09:18 PM   #13
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This is an orb weaving spider (family Araneidae); most likely a Neoscona sp. - see Neoscona sp. photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com for an example.
That does look familiar~
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:22 PM   #14
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~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060300.jpg I meant to put this one
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:16 AM   #15
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I said something about how I used to wonder what "cobs" were. Those cobs that made the webs. Then I decided my mother would tell me to "dust those cobwebs" so I wouldn't be afraid there would be spiders in all those webs!

According to Merriam-Webster, "
Etymology: Middle English coppeweb, from coppe spider (from Old English ātorcoppe) + web; akin to Middle Dutch coppe spider
Date: 14th century"
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:37 PM   #16
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Maybe mom said, "coppewebs"
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Thursday update on Spidey 1 who seems to be making another egg case, or what?

~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060347.jpg ~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060348.jpg ~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060352.jpg

And on Spidey 2 who I just noticed is missing a leg. I checked back to earlier shots and it's been missing all week!

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Spiders 1 and 2 appear fine, seem to be doing nothing at all... oh, the little thing S1 was playing with in previous post has disappeared, totally...
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[quote=Sage;73692]Thursday update on Spidey 1 who seems to be making another egg case, or what?

And on Spidey 2 who I just noticed is missing a leg. I checked back to earlier shots and it's been missing all week!
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Looks to me that "second egg case" is really a caught insect.

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Spiders 1 and 2 appear fine, seem to be doing nothing at all... oh, the little thing S1 was playing with in previous post has disappeared, totally...
That is why it disappeared. ~smile~

Very observant about the missing leg, by the way. It never occurred to me to count until you said something.
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dapjwy, spider 2 just didn't look right to me then I discovered why! And you're right, spider 1 did have a fancily wrapped dinner which disappeared the next day!

Spider 1 Sunday update:

~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060403.jpg 1 content staying close to egg case

Spider 2 Sunday update:

~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060388.jpg 2 was starting to eat this little item when a very small wasp-type guy flew into the web

~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060384.jpg 2 left the meal and so fast, ran across the web and twirled the little bug into a very neat package, and then went back to the original meal.

~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060401.jpg 2 from the other side

...can you tell how bored I am?
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