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Spider's nest

Posted by
ursulakatariina (Ed, Sweden) on 20 October 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This is something I have never seen before.
There are loads of spiders on a bus stop that I use daily and they seem to have built these nests or sacs with very thick layer of silk. Yesterday I noticed those little brown eggs on one of the spider's nest. The eggs are about 1mm in diameter and the spider lurking in the hole there is a bit bigger.

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 1/100 second F/3.5 ISO 160 5 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

They are like loose eyes. Halloween is soon.

20 Oct 2011 5:35am

@Jypyä Pop: Hehe, that's not what I want to think they are! No loose eyes wanted here. :)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Nope, I've never seen this before, well spotted!
But they could be eyeballs......

20 Oct 2011 6:33am

@CElliottUK: Nooo, no eyeballs!

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Fascinating, never seen the eggs before.

20 Oct 2011 6:46am

@The Mouse: Yeah, now I'll have to take a picture of them every day to see if there is any change - I just hope they don't hatch while I'm not there. :)

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

I've seen them in the garden,then when they hatch theres hundreds of them everywhere.

20 Oct 2011 2:36pm

@Jeff: It would be great to see them hatch!

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Mielenkiintoisen näköistä onkohan kyse hämyrinmunista.

20 Oct 2011 4:35pm

@Oiva: Jotain hämähäkin munia ne on ja hämähäkki kurkistelee pesästä hyökkäystä suunnitellen...

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

seen the nests but never the eggs

20 Oct 2011 4:40pm

@Sally: I think I haven't seen the nests or the eggs before - only the webs hanging everywhere...

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
1/100 second
F/3.5
ISO 160
5 mm

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