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Inept Spider 6

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Thursday September 26, 2013

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: The bug has escaped, leaving the spider with a torn-up web and nothing to show for it. I repeated this drama by throwing several different stink bugs into the web, with the same results. Maybe that's why this spider is so much smaller than the other one I photographed a few days ago. Well, survival of the fittest! Please look at other pics in this series for a sequential story.

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6. ChrisAnthemum
5:03 PM GMT on September 29, 2013
So did the spider, Dianne! It hasn't starved to death, anyway; still out there spinning and plotting as of today, Sunday. Thanks for all your comments on this series!
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5. snosno
4:59 PM GMT on September 29, 2013
Well you tried, Kathy! Neat nature series!
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4. ChrisAnthemum
8:57 PM GMT on September 28, 2013
Thanks for your further observations, Jim!
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3. appledust36
8:11 PM GMT on September 28, 2013
Hi Kathy - Good question. We'll never know, but this little spider can't afford to be fussy. Sorry about the plague of stink bugs. So far, they have not been too bad this year in my neck of the woods. I hate to see them coming. Luckily, they are not very bright.
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2. ChrisAnthemum
8:19 PM GMT on September 27, 2013
Thanks for commenting, Jim! It occurred to me that the spider might just not like this kind of bug, but if that were the case, why would she seem to be trying to catch it instead of just ignoring it?
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1. appledust36
5:06 PM GMT on September 27, 2013
Kathy, maybe this one just does not like the taste, and lets them go. "My" spider was even smaller, and did feast on the hapless bug. Afterward, the spider abandoned the web, with its depleted prey still dangling. Hopefully the spider is busy making an egg sac.
Thanks for a great naturalists' series.
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