Simply Spiders

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Thanks Nigel, long-jawed orb weaver, interesting, the things you learn on this page:-)  

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    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! 

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    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.

        Lol Nigel,    I had same problem when I encountered a Huntsman spider on my first week in Australia when it was climbing up the bedroom wall  !!    We were in a motel/apartment at the time and only had mop and bucket to hand but it worked perfectly so I could put it back in the garden  lol       Was just a harmless (would only bite to defend itself  lol )   member of the Sparassidae family.     At the time if was a pretty daunting sight because of the sheer size of this insect  !  

    post edit:    LOL  I just read this article   !!

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    Regards, Hazel 

    My Flickr. photo  link HERE 

  • 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:-)

    Lot to learn

  • 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

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    I know !  Good job it wasn't one of those humungous house jobbies!!!   Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    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.

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Shiver, shiver!!!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    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!!!

    Lot to learn