Last January I went to North Carolina. While I was there I got a sample of U.gibba from a roadside ditch near Jones Lake State Park. I put it in a container, brought it home to Ohio. As the dirt and sand started to settle in the small tank that I had it in I would start to catch glimpse of something living inside with the U.gibba. It was very fast and since the water was still cloudy I could only see it for a split second, then it would disappear back into the sand. Soon the water settled and I could see the animal very good, but I have no idea what he is. I had Doug (Death66) take some pics of it for me. Here they are.
I became quite fond of this little guy and I named him Spyder.
Even though I have lived most of my life in the same county that Spyder came from I have don't know what he is. Does anybody have any idea what Spyder may be?
Even though I really wanted to keep spyder I thought it would be best to let him live free in the same ditch I got him from. So I planned that when I go back to North Carolina again I would set him free in the same ditch that I got him from. Tragically that never happened. Last summer during a very bad storm the wind blew over his tank and I couldn't find him on the ground where it fell. I have wondered what he was ever since I first saw him. If anybody have any ideas I would love to hear em.