In reply to Nigel O:
Thanks Nigel, long-jawed orb weaver, interesting, the things you learn on this page:-)
Lot to learn
Nigel O said:I think it's more likely a Nursery Web spider although Tetragnatha extensa (Long-jawed Orb Weaver) was my second possibility. However, in the end, I felt the body just didn't look quite right for that and it was on a tent of webs, like a spiderling nursery. Although it's not the best evidence, it's pose was also quite different. I still may be wrong, mind you :)
I think you're right, the body may not have been that long!
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Nigel O said:Only once did I have to persuade one to bend its legs before putting the glass over it!!! Not in the UK I hasten to add.
post edit: LOL I just read this article !!
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
You were brave putting out that size spider during your first week over in Australia Hazy, think I might have called in the reserves!!
Very funny article, I like the way the passengers are sitting around as if nothing is bothering them, and then you see the empty seats:-)
In reply to gaynorsl:
My latest Spider ... reasonably manageable!
Inside a one inch square for perspective
White crab spider (Misumena vatia) ........ wasn't a bit scared, even though I did find it in my bed!! Lol
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
In reply to WendyBartter:
Gosh what a big brave girl you are! LOL
In reply to Noisette:
I know ! Good job it wasn't one of those humungous house jobbies!!! Lol
You'd better look away.
I found another Nursery Web Spider, so probably nearly as big as a humungous house jobby … and this time, apparently having dinner. I'm not sure but it might be tucking into another spider.
Phew!!!! That's enormous!!!! and I have to say I have a bone to pick with spiders. I thought I would leave a few around the house to catch the flies, but no, all they do is eat each other, even the small ones lie in wait, I stood and watched this little thing heading towards another and blow me it was wrapped up in a parcel and disposed of in no time!!!
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