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Name This Spider
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EIEIO    Posted 08-20-2002 at 14:08:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
As some of you know my day did not start off too well so instead of sitting and getting more upset I do stuff. Well I decided to go outside and collect grasshoppers for my chickens. Don't laugh, it's peaceful, I like sweating off my extra non-smoking pounds, plus I see neat stuff. Which brings me to the spider. When I was catching a grasshopper one jumped up and got stuck in the web and the spider ran down and let out its silk and wrapped the grasshopper up in it. Well I showed it to Dennis and he put a grasshopper in the web and sure enough along came the spider and wrapped the hopper up like a Christmas package. Does anyone know what type of a spider it is?

I put three pictures in the photo gallery.

I love the country everytime I go outside there is always something new to see - as long as it is alive. You just have to take the time to look.

Thanks again for your help.

EIEIO - THANKS EVERYONE    Posted 08-20-2002 at 18:50:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure appreciate the help with my spider. They are really neat, I have found two so far. Maybe I could grow one big enough to kill that duck eating dog.

Anyway, thanks again for your usual expertise as always.

Have a great evening and do something special just for yourself!

MikeH-Tx    Posted 08-21-2002 at 05:27:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Technical name for this guy is Argiope. We have them every year here in Central Tx. It is a lot of fun to watch them pounce on a grasshopper that inadvertently lands in their web (If you miss the first time, throw it in again.) Webs can get huge. Not uncommon to see one from tree branches all the way to the ground. They also aren't too shy, and will let you get close enough to take a good look. Kind of unnerving though when you don't see one and walk into its web.

WallSal55    Posted 08-20-2002 at 18:18:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ye Olde Garden Spider. Have tons of them on
Hollyhocks and any tall flower-weed patches I
have. They even come close to the house, and are
busy catching everything they can in their webs.
I kill all other spiders, except them. I love to
watch them at work.

Festus MAC Macmillian    Posted 08-20-2002 at 17:39:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

mie 2 cent wort

Red Rock Kid    Posted 08-20-2002 at 14:23:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
It looks like a golden orb weaver. I get these guys all over the house, though this year there are not as many as last year. Last year a particularly large one actually had a little hummingbird caught and eaten in its web, I was quite surprised to see that. And not to be a wise guy, but you are calling its underside the top, and vice-versa.
My sweety spent a lot of time catching grasshoppers earlier this year when we were raising our little guinea keets, so don't feel like the Lone Ranger.

EIEIO    Posted 08-20-2002 at 15:33:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for explaining top and bottom - believe me I still have a hard time with right and left. Honest!!

agent 99 1/2 is he back?    Posted 08-20-2002 at 14:33:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
i got a promotion for half a day, the lone ranger you say, is he back is tonto with him we been looking for him tell him to get in touch k

Promise Land Ranch    Posted 08-20-2002 at 14:23:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
COOL!! That is what is called a Black-and-Yellow Argiope. I wish we had spiders like that cause all we have are Black Windows, Brown Recluses, Garden Spiders and Jumping spiders. All dull and Utterly colorless and not to mention Dangerous. Keep catchin' those grasshoppers!


ger hey eieio    Posted 08-20-2002 at 14:21:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
ask that agent guy lol , yous shouldn,t worry bout the non smoking lbs , i got out of the hospital less than 4 weeks ago weight 154 already back up to 180 lol won,t be long before im back to 215 wife says she can,t pack the food home fast enough haha , man i just can,t stop eating all day long an night too woke her up at 3am other night had a craving for pancakes an maple syrup as you can guess she wasn,t amused later ger

JoeK    Posted 08-20-2002 at 14:20:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like it could be a Black&yellow Argiope(argiope aurantia)female.

Cassandra would be a nice name.    Posted 08-20-2002 at 14:22:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

EIEIO    Posted 08-20-2002 at 15:27:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is one in every crowd - so your IT!! FOR NOW!!!

WELL,I only    Posted 08-20-2002 at 15:54:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
suggested Cassandra,didn't know you didn't like that name,Sorry,besides that it's hard to find them little bitty ID bracelets for em,and they absolutely refuse to wear a nametag!

aqgent991/2    Posted 08-20-2002 at 16:07:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
got promoted for half a day. we be able to id them if they have name tags were good at stuff like that otherwise they maybe of some unknown origin may outer or inner space ( i made a space lol), so you should simit your request for info on the to the agency in double triplicate of course an lots an lots of money for the filing fee .

Maxwell Smart,Control Agent 86    Posted 08-20-2002 at 16:30:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I suspect a Kaos trick here,this 99 or 991/2 as presented doesn't look or talk at all like Barbara
Feldon.Quite possibly it's a Kaos mole trying to obtain info on the{deleted}from unwary sources.Don't forget to lower the "Cone of Silence" when discussing the {deleted}

WARNING WARNING WARING    Posted 08-20-2002 at 18:19:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Put on your tinfoil hats and get out the duct tape.

agent 991/2    Posted 08-20-2002 at 18:11:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
i got promoted for half a day. soo we,ve finally smoked you out huh smart. babs as she was affectionally know to her friends warned us about you . we will never mention the (DELETED) in your presents ,PRESENTS IS THIS CHRISTMAS ALREADY, oh lost my train of thought there for a that your out smart we,ll get you ,bout time you came out of the closet or is that another show ,hmmm can,t remember anyway we,re on to you now smart

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