Undertoad Monday Oct 16 01:29 PM
October 16, 2006: Heavy dew on spiderweb
Sundae Monday Oct 16 01:40 PM
Emrikol Monday Oct 16 01:52 PM
findpolitics Monday Oct 16 02:33 PM
That reminds me, I've got to get those Christmas lights up before it gets too cold out.
milkfish Monday Oct 16 04:13 PM
Eight leg bling.
Griff Monday Oct 16 04:16 PM
Shawnee123 Monday Oct 16 04:23 PM
Do the Dew
Trilby Monday Oct 16 04:38 PM
Tanalia Monday Oct 16 06:56 PM
Eight eyes is most common, but there is some variation.
Trilby Monday Oct 16 07:25 PM
Thanks for the link, Tanalia. Very interesting...but, still, creeps me out, all those eyes.
Leah Monday Oct 16 07:47 PM
Thats really pretty for something so ugly. I hate spiders.
thecynicproject Monday Oct 16 08:06 PM
ajaccio Monday Oct 16 09:03 PM
Agreed that these webs are magnificent.
Undertoad Monday Oct 16 10:19 PM
How d'ya tell the difference, aj?
SPUCK Tuesday Oct 17 02:48 AM
*&^$#$#(($$##W(@ Dew!!! I'm hungry!!
ajaccio Tuesday Oct 17 10:05 AM
"The most difficult part is the construction of the first thread. This is a sturdy horizontal thread on which the rest of the web is hanging. How does the spider connect this thread between the two connecting points? She can not fly. Does she connect a thread at one place, walk down with an enrolling thread behind her to the other side where pulls the thread horizontal and connects it? No, the answer is simpler. She makes use of the wind and some luck."
It's a pretty cool description of web building, actually. Here's a link:
Katkeeper Tuesday Oct 17 10:27 AM
That site has lots of interesting info on spiders, such as the fact that some males have to escape quickly after mating to avoid being eaten by the females. And in other cases, the offspring eat their mothers!
Trilby Tuesday Oct 17 11:00 AM
Ibby Tuesday Oct 17 11:07 AM
Neither is eating your mate...
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Oct 17 05:33 PM
milkfish Tuesday Oct 17 06:28 PM
I'm sure there's a bit of wordplay involving the word "fly" that one might make.
Katkeeper Tuesday Oct 17 07:18 PM
Bruce, that is awesome. I read about spider eyes on the aforementioned link.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Oct 17 08:57 PM
Parents being consumed by their children? No news there.