Caribbean part VI

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Caribbean part VI

Post by nephiliim »

Hey folks,

Just a few today, it's to darn hot to stay inside over here..

Hope you like 'em

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This spider, although it looks like a very common spider in the netherlands, displays behaviour compared to it's relatives. It just dangles from tree on a string of web allmost 4 to 5 meters long and lets the wind do it's thing.

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All the best,

Tom B
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Post by beetleman »

I wouldn`t want to walk into the spider face first :shock: . A very interesting shape to that flower, almost looks turbine shaped...like a pinwheel. It would start spinning in the wind :wink:
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Another set of nice images there TomB. :D Yeah, I would really have a fit if I walked into "Ol' Laser Butt" there face first. :shock:

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Post by Bruce Williams »

That's either a very small spider or a remarkably thick piece of spider's web :-k

Both interesting photos Tom - thanks.

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Post by cactuspic »

Wonderful post, Tom. Great detail on the spider.

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Post by nephiliim »

Bruce, the webbing was indeed quite thick. The rear end of this spider was about 0,8 cm long. Strange was though, that only the last 3 or 4 cm of this webbing was so thick, the other four meter was normall thickness.
Might be a way to catch pray or something like that, as it was , deliberately, swinging around in the wind wit a radius of about 3 or 4 meters in all directions. :-k

All the best,

Tom B
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