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    Katja Schulz changed the thumbnail image of "Image of Pholcus phalangioides".

    7 months ago

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    Katja Schulz selected "Pholcus phalangioides" to show in Overview on "Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775)".

    7 months ago

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    Bob Corrigan selected "Physical Description" to show in Overview on "Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775)".

    over 2 years ago

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    Nancy Landrum commented on "Image of Pholcus phalangioides":

    A wonderful closeup, of course he looks so much like all spiders here, I'm glad they I can't see their faces. I like to picture them like the spiders on Minuscule, the French insect and spider animations where they have buck teeth.

    about 5 years ago

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    Nancy Landrum commented on "Image of Pholcus phalangioides":

    That's a perfect picture.

    about 5 years ago

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    Nancy Landrum commented on "Image of Pholcus phalangioides":

    Good job Mommy.

    about 5 years ago

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    Nancy Landrum commented on an older version of Ecosystem Roles:

    They vibrate so rapidly and look so silly, I named them clown spiders. I wonder if anyone here has seen the French animations called, Minuscule. They have a spider just like these, but they have him as an orb weaver, and you should see his face. These computer animations are done on real background and are amazing. They are available on Youtube.

    about 5 years ago

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    Nancy Landrum commented on an older version of Lifespan/Longevity:

    I wonder if these spiders keep growing as they age, and the only deceased ones I have found are huge, relatively speaking. I have raised several generations in my home because they do wonders at keeping all other tiny critters under control. I also see these spiders living within a foot or two of another, so I figure when food is scare, they will turn on one another.

    about 5 years ago

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    Nancy Landrum commented on an older version of Communication and Perception:

    I have watched their mating rituals too. I had a mommy spider in between the windows and the babies were already colored and were on their way to meet the world. Up in the far corner was a male who would run pretend assaults on the kids to draw the mother close to him, as she would of course charge. I watched this in my kitchen window for days until the mom felt it was time to start the cycle all over again and the did the deed right in front of my eyes. It's good the kids had mostly escaped, they didn't need to see that.

    about 5 years ago

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    Nancy Landrum commented on an older version of Communication and Perception:

    These are the most incredible spiders on the planet. They have cleared my home of all the spiders which scare me, not to mention carpenter ants. The more of these I have the better. I have see one of these children no bigger that a pin dot attack a large jumping spider. The jumper was terrified, but the little spider retreated for a moment so I got the jumping spider off the ceiling with a broom and ushered him out the door. This little pin dot of a spider charged right for the face of the large spider, but I think he was too little even get bitten by the brute. But they are the absolute exterminators and don't charge any fees. Except I do need to sweep my ceilings frequently because they seem to trail festoons of webs wherever they go. I want to get the webs down before they collect any dirt. I have a wonderful tiled dining room that is rarely used, but I have to go out there and clean up spider poo. Yes, they leave a lot behind and I have found their leftover dinners and I know some were big spiders because I could see the fangs easily. So these are my heroes.

    about 5 years ago

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