Monday, 1 August 2016

Don't ask Me

Decided to have a look to see what life was sharing the Summer House.
Until I processed the photos I though I was looking at one spider but when I looked closely there seemed to be too many legs. These focus stacked photos were taken about half an hour apart.

No good asking me what is going on here:

2016-08-01-14.06.02 ZS PMax 2

2016-08-01-13.17.07 ZS PMax 2

My best guesses give two possibilities.
Two spiders mating
Two spiders having a slow motion battle.


  1. Never noticed anything like this. I can't remember seeing a spider like this either. I the second picture is a spiderling which I suspect rule out mating.

  2. Adrian: The spiderling is just an empty husk. Had another look today. Just one spider skulking in a crevice. Where it was yesterday is its food store - earwig, lacewing and some other bits.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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