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Old 08-12-2010, 10:02 PM   #31
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~Spidey 1 Update and hatching alert!

All was fairly quiet yesterday but today the egg case looked strange. On closer examination, I saw baby spiders coming out! I'm sure tomorrow I'll have more pix showing the babies on the web.

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Congratulations! Great pictures of the babies and the proud momma.

This reminds me of Charolette's Web...but also makes me think of Dan/Bucalagria's (sp.) fear of cutting the gal/growth, too!
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Boy 2 in the second picture sure does spin a THICK web!
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Sage,
Your spider photos and documentation of their day by day activities has been awesome so far!!! This is NOT boring! I'm fascinated!

Keep the "spider life" updates coming please.

Thanks for sharing this with us!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:55 AM   #34
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Ok, Booboo, here's the next installment~

Spidey 1 Friday am Update:

I thought today there would be hundreds of little spideys crawling all over the cobweb but in fact they seem to be maturing in their incubator. But, lo and behold, there appears a new egg case that wasn't there last night! Yikes! Do they keep making new egg cases every week?

~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060528ed.jpg

Many thanks to all who stop by for a look, and especially those who leave a smile, a post, a video or something so I know you are enjoying this with me. It really helps and gives me encouragement to keep posting these updates.

btw, the little jumpy guy is on my curtain in front of me now, but he doesn't do anything to warrant his own thread.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:58 AM   #35
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These spiders are quite fecund; given the opportunity, they may take over your house!
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:30 AM   #36
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Gee, thanks for stopping by with that warning, suunto! When Roger saw the second egg case, that's what he thought too.

I remember years ago, coming home from work and going into the sun porch to sit down, and finding hundreds of teensy weensy white spiders dropping on webs from the ceiling!

Have any of the pix shown the face or thorax well enough for you?
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Late Friday Spidey 1 update~
~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060572.jpg earlier evening little spideys clearly seen crawling out of egg case

~Spiders!  Eeek!-p1060574.jpg night view
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Attachment 19052 earlier evening little spideys clearly seen crawling out of egg case

Attachment 19053 night view
I really like these two day and night shots! ...and I like your little worried smilie face!
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Gee, thanks for stopping by with that warning, suunto! When Roger saw the second egg case, that's what he thought too.

I remember years ago, coming home from work and going into the sun porch to sit down, and finding hundreds of teensy weensy white spiders dropping on webs from the ceiling!

Have any of the pix shown the face or thorax well enough for you?

I just blew soda out of my nose when I read this!!! I think it was the smiley being run over by the steam roller!
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:43 AM   #40
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These could be American house spiders (appropriate name, eh?), Parasteatoda tepidariorum - see Parasteatoda tepidariorum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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