My New Neighbor

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My New Neighbor

Post by mediatechnology » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:05 pm

She's been living just outside my workbench window for the last few months.
Lots of babies expected soon just in time for Halloween.

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Re: My New Neighbor

Post by emrr » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:07 am

I got a surprise finding one living by a rarely used exterior door knob yesterday. Impressive creatures.
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Re: My New Neighbor

Post by JR. » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:18 am

while not that pretty, I have a huge web spanning the opening of my car port. I will leave him (it) alone until thurs when I need to drive my car.

This spider is timid,,, retreating to the ceiling every time I'm around.

JR

[edit- my timid spider pulled up his web and moved on.... [/edit]

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Re: My New Neighbor

Post by mediatechnology » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:11 am

She's been doing some more work on the web.
We're up on a second floor here above an unfinished basement so she's way up in the air.
Part of her web is attached to a make-shift longwire antenna.

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This spider is timid,,, retreating to the ceiling every time I'm around.

Reminds me when I was replacing some siding on the house in Desoto.
As I was removing the old siding and started banging around with the hammer I saw lots of little spiders under the flashing repel down to see what was going on.
As soon as they saw I wasn't a threat they climbed back up.
When I started replacing material after a break they became curious again and did the same thing.
By the end of the day they'd blown me off and stopped looking.

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Re: My New Neighbor

Post by mediatechnology » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:51 pm

She's still out there. I wonder where she'll go when we get a hard freeze.

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Re: My New Neighbor

Post by mediatechnology » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:54 am

She left the nest about 2 weeks ago. Guess I can finally clean the window.

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World's Oldest Spider Dies Aged 43

Post by mediatechnology » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:33 am

The world’s oldest known spider has died at the age of 43, outliving its nearest rival by 15 years, Australian scientists have reported.

Affectionately known as “Number 16”, the female Giaus Villosus or trapdoor spider had been under observation in the wild since its birth in 1974.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/201 ... st-spider/

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Re: My New Neighbor

Post by JR. » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:30 am

would have died sooner in my yard

JR

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