Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mike is a girl

Mike is a girl.  I'm still going to call her Mike.  We don't need no stinking gender restricting stereotypes around here.

My favorite nerds at www.bugguide.net identified Mike in record time.  She is a type of Orb Weaver.  And we know that she is a she because she was sitting up high in a web that she built.  The males of the species do not build webs.  They spend their lives wandering around looking for chick-spiders to hook up with.  After they mate, they die.  That must be quite the one-night stand.  (I'll bet he doesn't even cuddle when it is over.)

You might be familiar with a very famous Orb Weaver:
Ain't Entomology fun?

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A person in Manila got to my blog
by doing a search of this exact phrase:

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That is all.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mike the Giant Spider

I'm calling him Mike the Giant Spider.  Don't ask me why.
He is huge!  That main body is about 1 inch long

 He's just creepily hanging around the back yard
and didn't move much when I poked him.
I hope he's still there tomorrow
so I can try to get better pictures.