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What is Emily the spider having for dinner? [Jun. 2nd, 2015|01:02 am]
kyle cassidy
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In Emily news, over the past few days she's moved out of her web (which has always been a disaster) and has taken up a position about four inches away from it. I'm not sure if she's still going over to the web to get food or if she's trying something else. After a week or so of averaging a fly a day, she hadn't eaten in three or four days.

Tonight she caught a GIANT insect. I thought at first that it was a moth, but the more I look at it, the more it appears to have translucent wings. It has a giant eye it seems -- though that could possibly be a carapace. NOT SURE. Anyway, George, who I haven't been observing for very long, caught some sort of fly and his abdomen seems to have gotten significantly larger after eating it. I'd initially thought that another female had chased him out of his web, but then comparing the overall size of him and Emily, she's twice as large, I realized that it's probably just George, getting healthy.

Any thoughts on what Emily's eating?





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From: scarletwildfire
2015-06-02 02:44 pm (UTC)
mayfly?
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2015-06-02 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hmmm! Mayfly. Possible!
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2015-06-02 03:50 pm (UTC)
looking at it now, mayflies eyes are really small.
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[User Picture]From: howlokitty
2015-06-02 03:42 pm (UTC)
No idea, but I have a suspicion that this picture is going to be retained in my subconscious and come out in a novel scene or short story.
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[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2015-06-02 04:09 pm (UTC)
Whatever it is, I'd thank Emily heartily for making sure it didn't show up anywhere else in the house.
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[User Picture]From: emcic
2015-06-02 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yaaay! Go Emily!
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2015-06-03 12:26 am (UTC)
She's like my first venomous line of defense from a bug invasion.
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2015-06-02 04:31 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: tripleransom
2015-06-02 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad that thing is in your house instead of mine!
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2015-06-03 12:27 am (UTC)
You get to pick one, the spider or the thing with the weird giant eye. One gets to be in the house...
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[User Picture]From: tripleransom
2015-06-03 12:46 am (UTC)
Emily and I could get to be pals. That thing - never!
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[User Picture]From: outori
2015-06-02 11:34 pm (UTC)
It does actually look like a dragonfly (eyes, also the whatever it is on the right side could be a broken down wing), but in that case she'd have to have folded it up neatly stuffed it really tightly in there. Which I suppose is a possibility. I don't know what your Emily is capable of.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2015-06-03 12:28 am (UTC)
Me neither. I need to put a webcam on her.
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[User Picture]From: outori
2015-06-05 11:07 am (UTC)
That is a rather fascinating idea.
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From: zozo_lolsmile
2015-06-03 12:16 am (UTC)

Oh my, that bug is kinda wierd lookin'. I dont know what you're dealing with here.

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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2015-06-03 12:27 am (UTC)
Yeah. Me neither. Keep forwarding until an entomologist shows up...
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[User Picture]From: kipar
2015-06-06 02:35 am (UTC)
I would guess some kind of deer fly based on the size and big eyes.

Edited at 2015-06-06 02:35 am (UTC)
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