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    Orb Weavers

    I know I have talked to a good amount of TF'ers about Orb weaver spiders, and many of them
    having a pretty fond interest in the spiders. Last night during a large rainstorm, I decided
    to check the shed like I usually do, and check how the large orb weaver is doing, and
    take some photos.
    (I will try to take better photos in the morning, My ipad has very poor macro and I cant find my camera.)
    After being attacked by a rather large False Nobleman Widow, I was able to get a few shots.

    This Female is about the size of a quarter.







    A nice Web shot. As an added bonus of living in the shed protected by water,
    There is ALWAYS abundant prey during the day, as for some reason 30-40
    abnormally large blue bottle flies swarm the concrete bottom of the shed
    looking for a way to cool off during the day. Disturb them, and its like a
    scene right out of "The Mummy"






    I noticed that there is a new shadow in the corner of the shed
    which has not been been there the past couple of nights.
    A male has also moved in, undoubtedly for the female,
    but is keeping his distance.
    (Im glad I could get a good macro of him.)





    This is how theyre sitting. I really wish I could get better shots
    but I decided to take them, as the male could take off at any time.
    Hopefully the female will have a large egg sack within the next week or
    so If everything goes right.

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    I have done some crafty stuff with spiderwebs before. Made plates with spiderwebs on them. Looked pretty cool, once finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragoness View Post
    I have done some crafty stuff with spiderwebs before. Made plates with spiderwebs on them. Looked pretty cool, once finished.
    Last night i was wondering if I could do the same with the web after the spider leaves, but couldn't think of a good method to do so. Perhaps a black background

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    Forgive the large file size:
    Jen- My Grow List: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...00#post1154900
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    That does look pretty neat Dragoness. Would be perfect for Halloween, lol.

    Are they sealed with something..err...washable?

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    Not dishwasher safe, lol. Must hand wash. Sealed with acrylic.

    http://naturecove.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/nature/
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    The local kids in my home country sometimes hold stage fights for these spiders. Losers loses spider + money, winner gets money + a full spider (winning spider usually decided after it eats its opponent) lol
    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by TongueFlicker View Post
    The local kids in my home country sometimes hold stage fights for these spiders. Losers loses spider + money, winner gets money + a full spider (winning spider usually decided after it eats its opponent) lol
    When I find kids in my neighboorhood doing that, I issue firm child beatdowns.

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