Spiders at Work (Not for the Squeamish)

Okanagan Okanogan

Spiders! An interlude of pure predation, while I work on my next post about science and language. This one is inspired by sticking my head into this asparagus to get some photos of berries this morning and getting a start, I tell you. See her?

P1490424How about now?

spider1Note the size of lunch up to the left.

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Compare her to the queen of spiders, the black widow. Her home is not so nice:

widowYeah, my garage. If you want a non-blurry pic, you’re welcome to come and sweep her web aside and get your camera in right close. But, I warn you. She’s quick! And poisonous. Here’s what her grandmother and great aunt looked like, for reference:

widows2

Yeah, still my house, but less webbing in the way. But that’s not the thing. Look again:

widowannotated

But even that’s not the thing. She’s not the queen of this grassland for nothing. Here’s what came in…

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~ by Sable Aradia on September 9, 2014.

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