A call to, ”Come and look who’s in the Table Tennis Shed!” had me grabbing my camera and tootling up the garden path. And when I saw this young lady, I was grinning from ear to ear. As you can see, only a baby. So sparse have the Rain Spiders been at our spot this … More Sunday Smile!
Crab Spider. 25 June ’19 So scarce these past two years that seeing this very handsome young lady among a patch of lavender had me smiling from ear to ear. Ark
Female Brown Button with her egg sacs. There were originally three sacs, but this morning I noticed a fourth -the one she is next to. Inspecting, protecting? I saw movement and so that I could get a closer look, I gently blew on her and she quickly scurried back to her nest in the corner. … More Incy Wincy: And then there were four …
The proud Mum … And here’s the kids! Aw … cute! Ark.
Mrs Bert takes a stroll. The ”white line” is a strand of web. Ark.
Okay, call me mad – you certainly won’t be the first, I can assure you, and probably not the last, but I believe that, irrespective of the species, limb damage needs a certain amount of physiotherapy. To this end, I take Mrs Bert out of her abode a couple of times a day and … More It’s Spider time!
My friend, Mrs R, was always an arachnophobe, and was not at all interested in Mrs Bert, our perfectly harmless rescued rain spider. She would not even come near when I first introduced her, but slowly, over the past few weeks, every time she has visited she has taken an interest. And unbeknownst to … More Incy Wincy. Conquering a lifelong fear.
Dinner is served … madam! Ark
Photos taken this evening. Click on either image if you want an even closer view. She has been eating over the past three days, which is a relief (she is eating in these photos) and she looks as if she is on the mend. Certainly she has filled out a little and lost … More Incy Wincy: Update.
Taking Young Bert out for a bit of fresh air. Recovery is a slow process it seems, and feeding him is becoming an issue. We offered two small crickets but he declined. Well, we know one escaped and the other was not in the container when we went to look later. It may have escaped … More Incy Wincy – Bert Diaries
We haven’t given up on our Rescued Arachnid. What’s happening here is a bit of Incy Wincy physiotherapy. Ems is gently massaging the damaged limbs with a soft paint brush to encourage movement. The spider reacts by raising its legs , sometimes in a gesture that can only imply it is somewhat fed up … More Spider Therapy
A few weeks ago as I was walking up the path to the shed I saw this …. 2nd October an adult Pompilid Wasp had caught a juvenile Rain Spider, and after stinging and paralyzing it, was proceeding to drag it back to its nest. Once there -if it had not done so already – … More Incy Wincy International Rescue.