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.
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.
While tidying up a few old plant pots during my official ”Tea Break”, I came across this little feller. And little is the operative word. 2 -5mm tops. He is a male Comb-Footed Spider. He’s part of the Theridiidae family that includes Widows and Button Spiders and even Ben’s recent find which we think … More Incy Wincy
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
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.
Tetragnatha sp. (Tetragnathidae) Long Jawed Orb Weavers. These guys hang out around the edges of the pond stringing web from the pool edge to the reeds. If you’d like to see what else they can do with their webs, have a look at Notes post! Truly spectacular. Ark
Female Crab Spider and mate hanging out in a pink orchid. Squares in September – BeckyB
Crab Spider on Cosmos. In the Pink – Squares In September. Thanks to BeckyB for the challenge. Details are on her site. Go visit and see some smashing interpretations. Ark