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Help a Starving Spider?
Lens: Kiron 105 Macro Camera: K5 Photo Location: Texas ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/30s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: Rupert, 07-29-2011, 10:10 PM

This little guy sets up his web every night, but is slowly starving. I have even been trying to help him out without success. This heatwave that started in May and gives us daily highs over 105F has killed off almost all the insects around. I can even go out in the evening and not hear a single mosquito rain for months now.

So, if you have any insect pests, even mosquitoes, please send them to this little guy before it is too late....
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07-29-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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Nice macro Rupert, but I sure like those Texas Gals a lot better than your spiders. Maybe Otis could help out a bit? Bob
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Nice shot! Those things are a dime a dozen around here. For "fun" I tossed a Crane Fly into a web and that spider went into attack mode. It quickly destroyed portions of its own web so that it could run circles around it prey to mummify it. I sat and watched for about 30 to 45 minutes in amazement.
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Bob....Texas girls always beat spiders.....maybe not Squirrels, but spiders for sure!

Tracy......I just love spiders! They are industrious, patient, and just plain fun to watch as you said. I have spent many hours watching them...sometimes feeding them...and always admiring them!

Best Regards!

This June Bug thought he was too big to fail....he wasn't !
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