I love those giant orb spiders and their webs. I have two gigantic webs outside
my front windows. Ordinary garden spiders. They lay egg cases and I always
have a nice supply of them every year.
The only reason I would brush them down is to paint, which I am going to have to
do this winter. Even then, my husband carefully takes the egg cases down puts
them elsewhere, in a safe place.
Well, in my idle moments I suppose it's fascinating to sit and watch a large
spider spin its complicated web. At other times, however, I don't like
guests getting slapped in the face with cobwebs when they walk out onto my
BTW, I've never spent time studying, but I've not seen spiders snagging ants
and roaches. Have I been missing something?
- who doesn't care for creepy-crawlies, especially in the house, even if
they are in the overall scheme of things. To each his own.
Oh, well I love when they are there and I always point them out to people who
come over. They are always very surprised and very interested in the process.
Then again, I probably have friends which are more like me in that regard.
Oh, gimme a break. While it's very St. Francis to love every living
creature, and rabbit on about "places in the natural world," humans
and their dwellings have a place, too. A good rainstorm "naturally"
kills far more insects (or arachnids) than anyone tidying their porch
could. Spiders are interesting. They have their place in the natural
scheme of things, which *isn't* spinning webs inside my car. Many
people find all spiders creepy. Few want to host snakes in their
basements, however beneficial their habits (mostly) are.
:) BTW, I've never spent time studying, but I've not seen spiders snagging ants
:) and roaches. Have I been missing something?
Wolf spiders, jumping spiders and even brown recluses
are know for running about snagging their prey without a
web, which include all the crawling insects such as ants
and roaches..even small reptiles.
Well, maybe not ants and roaches (don't have any, thankfully) but lots of other
little things. Here is a link to pictures of some of my seasonal cohabitants
(Joe and Jolene) this year. They are fascinating to watch:
Ugh, ugh, ugh! <grin>
Well, I don't have roaches either, but we do get ants marching into the
house in spring and fall. Those spiders are certainly lying down on the job
at those times. Another poster says they catch snakes? Good lord, how big
are those spiders?
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