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George is back [Jul. 3rd, 2015|11:45 am]
kyle cassidy
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No fanfaire, George just showed up again. No idea where he's been.

He's back to splitting babysitting, or eggsitting duties with Emily.

The other night George caught a beetle I can't ID -- any thoughts? You have no idea just how varied the insect kingdom is until you start paying attention to a spiders web and realize that you've never seen ANYTHING that she catches before.

He's about 1/3 the size of Emily and you will notice that his pedipalps are larger.

Yesterday while cleaning the house a fly was killed (by me), it was a gigantic thing and I thought "why not recycle it?" so I tossed it into Emily's web and she Freaked Out, screaming "Godzilla attack!" she ran off to a corner of the roof. Later she came back and cut the fly out of her web and threw it on the ground like a petulant child. I've decided not to try and be helpful anymore.



[photos of George the spider and his dinner behind this cut]





George finds a beetle. You may clickenzee to embiggen!






George finds a beetle. You may clickenzee to embiggen!












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[User Picture]From: moon_chylde
2015-07-03 04:59 pm (UTC)
I've never seen anything like that either. I'm forever trying to ID all the insects I see in the garden; it's a never-ending job.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2015-07-03 05:34 pm (UTC)
someone on the facebook has ID it as a "varied carpet beetle"
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[User Picture]From: moon_chylde
2015-07-03 05:37 pm (UTC)
Ah. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2015-07-04 03:48 am (UTC)
Hurrah for George! Carpet beetles eat wool.
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[User Picture]From: sinboy
2015-07-03 07:33 pm (UTC)
Fanfare for the common spider, by Copland?
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[User Picture]From: boobirdsfly
2015-07-03 09:00 pm (UTC)
there is a children book somewhere in there...
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[User Picture]From: queclecumber
2015-07-04 07:02 am (UTC)

I love these spider updates. Such drama! Heartwarming moments! Bug snacks!

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[User Picture]From: bovil
2015-07-06 05:04 pm (UTC)
I don't think she would recognize a dead fly as food. It doesn't move, and depending on how she feeds, a damaged exoskeleton might render it practically inedible.
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