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    Scared of spiders? Then don't read this

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    New arrivals to the UK south coast
    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44948000/jpg/_44948319_steatoda_paykulliana_hine.jpg
    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44958000/jpg/_44958851_segestria-florentina_226.jpg

    Few months ago swore i saw one in my mates garden , i thought it was a black widow lol ....it was a horrid looking thing, i can stand anything apart from spiders:oops:

    I remember finding a big purple thing splatted on our kitchen floor a couple of years ago. I noted that it was exactly the same colour as the grapes we bought from Tesco the night before, but the only difference was it had legs. Often wondered if it was hidden in the grapes somehow.

    Predikuesi;3189992

    I remember finding a big purple thing splatted on our kitchen floor a … I remember finding a big purple thing splatted on our kitchen floor a couple of years ago. I noted that it was exactly the same colour as the grapes we bought from Tesco the night before, but the only difference was it had legs. Often wondered if it was hidden in the grapes somehow.



    same here - only bananas - massive - like your - splat on floor - dont mind spiders as long as they are just sitting there

    Why did I read it! Will I never learn? Yuk

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    I don't mind spiders they eat flies which i do hate :thumbsup:

    Don't know what all the fuss is about ?? Molly and Harry here are quite happy living in my back garden ;-)

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/WhatisitSep200814.jpg

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/Spider2290908.jpg

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    Don't know what all the fuss is about ?? Molly and Harry here are quite … Don't know what all the fuss is about ?? Molly and Harry here are quite happy living in my back garden ;-)



    I think 'Sally' is just about ready to burst :whistling:

    Excuse me while I wrap my house in mosquito netting...

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    lumoruk;3190772

    I think 'Sally' is just about ready to burst :whistling:



    I think Harry has been a naughty boy :roll:

    You are all very perceptive !! This is what happened when Harry met Molly :

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/spidersnestclosed.jpg

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/spidersnestclose3.jpg

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    You are all very perceptive !! This is what happened when Harry met Molly … You are all very perceptive !! This is what happened when Harry met Molly :



    Poor Molly :-D

    Sorry cannot make it to your Bar-B-Q next summer Hottoshop :oops:

    snowtiger;3191243

    Sorry cannot make it to your Bar-B-Q next summer Hottoshop :oops:



    Oh you must not worry about the spiders they prefer woodlouse/lice

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/Bertha2-1.jpg

    The flesh eating caterpillars are a different story however, you might want to avoid those :w00t:

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/sallow13073.jpg

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/sallow13072.jpg

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    Seeing those spider photos would love to see a spider giving birth.....

    youtube.com/wat…ted

    Well I can't find anything :x

    lumoruk;3192971
    Seeing those spider photos would love to see a spider giving birth.....

    youtube.com/wat…ted

    Well I can't find anything :x


    The spiders that I photographed above are Garden Spiders lumoruk, extremely common, The following, courtesy BBC Science is how they reproduce:

    Reproduction
    The much-smaller male waits near the web of the female until she is mature. He then cautiously approaches her while plucking the strands of the web to let her know that he is not food. If the male survives after mating, he may go on to mate again. Occasionally though, the male is mistaken for a meal and is eaten by the female.

    After the female has mated, her body will become swollen with eggs. The female then builds a silken egg sac and lays her eggs in it. Her life is now dedicated to protecting these eggs and she will sit with them, unable to hunt, until she dies in late autumn. The spiderlings will hatch out in May of the following year


    As far as I am aware most spiders reproduce like this but I'm sure someone will prove me wrong !!

    If you have a hunt about in the garden April/May you should find quite a few Spiders Egg Sacs around and if you time it right you will see the new spiders on their first journeys.
    Very fascinating to watch as they wander off in all directions but if disturbed they all make a bolt back to the same place and huddle together in the same sac like position.
    As you can see the sacs can contain many tens of spiderlings and they are not much bigger than a large pin head when hatching.

    Hope that helps

    Here's an example from a couple of years back:
    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/ForMark2.jpg

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/ForMark1a.jpg

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/ForMark1b.jpg

    eeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    i hate spiders, when i see them i freeze, nearly killed me and my mom once

    was going down the motorway, and there was a bigun crawling across the dash i was climbing all over my mom and trying to disapear up my own ass defo not lol

    bit late the false widow has been around for years

    nhm.ac.uk/abo…tml


    This species came from the Canary and Madeiran Islands over a 100 years ago. It has been established in Devon for a long time but in recent years has been spreading along the south and east of England and is likely to spread northwards in years to come.
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