In reply to Nigel O:
I spotted this little thing sprinting across the edge of a pool. It's only small (ca 1cm across) but I think it's the first Raft Spider I've found. Amazing to watch it scamper across the water surface, although it tended to come to rest above stems, presumably to avoid attack from below.
Like these spiders and stories!!
Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
Only the outdoor ones who stay outdoors though!
2013 photos & vids here
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In reply to WendyBartter:
This one was outdoors & eats ants, so i'm hoping there are lots of them as the ants are a big problem this year in the garden.
It's only small though so probably doesn't eat many.
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Noisette:
But it might get bigger & eat many more!
I live in hope (& fear)! LOL
Don't get ants in yer pants is the answer! Lol
I did once! We were living in a camper just after we were married & I sat on an ants nest & ended up with about 50 bites on my btm, OH had to rub the bite cream in! LOL
Oh! What do I say to that? One of the many good reasons to get married! Lol
Saw this spider on one of the hide external panels at RSPB Conwy ….
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