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Spiders

Ballooning of spiderlings during warm spell on November 12th, 2010 along Mud Stream. A spectacular event!

Spider on Mud Stream Nov 2010

Spider with web

Spider silk floating in the air, attaching itself on every
available surface it comes in contact with, and on
each end a spider!

Ballooning is a dispersal mechanism used by hatched spiderlings
to find new habitat.
The warm weather could have been the reason for this late hatch.

 

We watched a spider skating past our boat and were so captivated by the process that we did not get a picture.

Millions of threads

If you would like to see a skating spider, do check here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdh7H2CmwQs&feature=related

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