kyle cassidy (kylecassidy) wrote,
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Chumley the spider and his fly.

A big fly landed in Emily's web today and she was like "holy smokes, freaking Godzilla hit my web" and she took off. About 20 minutes later I came back and her son, Chumley, was wrapping the fly up, despite the fact that it was caught in Emily's web.

Male uloborid spiders lose their ability to make webs at some point -- not sure how long it is. Chumley's web is nearer to the outside and it's taken a hammering lately and he hasn't been fixing it. For a while his webs were immaculate. Not sure what any of this means.

You can clearly tell Chumley from Emily because of his gigantic pedipalps -- the small demi-legs it the front of his face that look like boxing gloves. Chumley's legs also have brighter rainbows.

It's getting a little chilly outside and the fly count is down, but the spider's seem to be doing ok so far.

Photo of Chumley, his pedipalps and his fly behind this spoiler cut.

Any spider news in your world?

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Chumley!








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