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8707 a lurking spider on Rudbeckia

Lori

By Lori


 8707  a lurking spider on Rudbeckia



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These change their colour according to their background and hunt from an ambush, I've seen one attacking and killing a big bumblebee. Fascinating creatures.

23 Jul, 2019

 

awww I like my bumblebees! these spiders are very chameleon like. The other day I saw a housefly sitting in the centre of one of my open roses... I swept my hand above it to get it to move, and it didn't. I picked it out of the flower and who do you think was underneath? that was an OH YUCK! moment. Is it possible to post a video on here? I have a little pet in the window above my laptop. and I watched her snare a fly...wrap it...and drag it 6 inches across the screen and tip it into her hideyhole inside the window mechanism. It was fascinating and her sheer determination was amazing. so midway through her struggles I decided to film her. It took her about 5 minutes but she succeeded in bringing a big housefly into her larder. some will shudder and I apologise, but I found it disturbingly compelling.

23 Jul, 2019

 

It is fascinating though and all these creatures have to eat.
I took a few vids as well and think I posted one of my photos on goy

25 Jul, 2019

 

https://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/211458-battle-under-the-roses/member/resi

25 Jul, 2019

 

Thanks for the link M. There's so much to learn, isn't there... from the plants to the insects, to fungi, to birds.. I feel like a custodian..more than a gardener.
Also, through that string I saw comments I made from my other account on GoY... Lorilyn57. I can't for the life of me remember the password to get into it. It's been dormant since 2013. Have two questions for the admins... can I merge the two accounts ...or can I regain access to my account? I tried Contact Us: and got a Oops! message. what the heck is that?

26 Jul, 2019

 

I forgot the password for my old account, it took a lot of tries to get it right 🙄 I now have it stored somewhere...? I couldn't find a way to merge the two but I'm quite happy to keep them separate as they're two different gardens.

26 Jul, 2019



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