Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Mrs. Spider Weaving Her Web

Spider patching her web. If you click on it, you can actually see the new strand she's laying down for the night. I caught her in the last few rays of the setting sun.


Rita Mosquita said...

Last week at school, one of my students told me there was a spider on the floor. I asked, "Where?" I have a jar with a glass lid in my room. As I walked to get the lid, one of the kids asked, "Should I squish it?" "NO!" I responded. I put the lid over the spider, put a piece of paper under and caught the spider. I put him in the jar and put the lid on. The kids were all fascinating, hanging around, watching. This is exactly what I wanted them to do. That was Thursday. On Friday, one of the girls caught a large cricket and we put it in. Then the 3 day weekend and we left them and I hoped that at least the spider would survive. Yes! And, when we got to school on Tuesday, she had made an egg sac. Within an hour of being at school, she had layed a sphere of white eggs. Yesterday, the eggs had turned yellow. The spider does not look like she is doing well. I keep opening the jar to make sure she has oxygen. We have added a grasshopper for her. The kids are very fascinated, as they should be. Yesterday, a boy brought another spider to school. Yes! I have yet to identify this whitish spider, but keep looking online. Any ideas how to identify this spider?

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

My suggestions: try: http://www.insectidentification.org/
Or, since there aren't many white spiders out there, go to google images and type in "white spider" and look through the images.