Spiders join forces

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This was taken at a State Park on Lake Tawakoni in Northeast Texas.Samples contained 250 specimens in 12 families. The samples contained at least 16 identified genera.

The spiders sampled included 151 Tetragnathidae, 46 Salticidae, and 19 Araneidae. These three families represented 60.0 %, 18.4 %, and 7.6 % of the spiders in the samples respectively. These three spider families accounted for 86 % of the spiders collected.Samples contained 250 specimens in 12 families. Sheets of web have encased several mature oak trees and are thick enough in places to block out the sun along a nature trail at Lake Tawakoni State Park, near this town about 50 miles east of Dallas.

The gossamer strands, slowly overtaking a lakefront peninsula, emit a fetid odor, perhaps from the dead insects entwined in the silk. The web whines with the sound of countless mosquitoes and flies trapped in its folds.

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    1. Puulaahi says:

      Thanks for giving me another reason to hate Texas. I despise spiders more than anything.

    2. Rhamnousia says:

      Thats one way to get rid of a body! Hummmmm…..

    3. Drewlicious says:

      remember.. only YOU can start forest fires…

    4. havokblast says:


    5. Karartiz says:

      They probably do wonders for getting rid of pests such as flies and mosquitoes. Don’t bother them and they won’t bother you.

    6. TrayShadix says:

      MOAR: www.flickr.com/photos/12459042@N07/sets/72157601787635715/

      Spiders and I have a shaky but enforceable truce. I leave them alone, they leave me alone, but I’m pretty sure if I was a fraction of their size and I wandered into a web they’d kill me – so when one crawls out of my bathroom light fixture or curtain…I return the gesture.

    7. iamevilhomer says:

      @Karartiz: what about getting rid of pests like, umm, fucking spiders?! if i miss a mosquito i won’t lose sleep. a spider falls behind my bed, well, things are gonna burn

    8. Sticky says:

      I hate spiders. If I’m outside and I see one, I’m more than likely going to just leave it. Its in it’s habitat, live and let live. But if one is in my house, hot damn, find me a flyswatter.

    9. Dreth says:

      I like spiders, creepy as shit but they help against annoying bugs, so I loan them my room’s corners. Mother never liked my logic, but when it was HER way, my legs were always full of mosquito bites.

      Take THAT elitist parent!

    10. HoChunk says:

      Where’s William Shatner when you need him?www.imdb.com/title/tt0076271/

    11. traptin85 says:

      reminds me of a small egg tent i saw hanging from a tree in Wedajoo (I think i spelled that right)
      It’s outside of Laramie, WY, a beautiful place, and is pronounced vay-DUH-voo.

    12. CMoorehead says:

      Thank you. Places NOT to visit before I die, Lake Tawakoni in Northeast Texas, unless it’s with a group of heavily armed Marines with Flame Throwers. Scratch that, nuke the site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.

    13. penguin_lady says:

      What?!? We not only have the impending robot and zombie apocalypses but now we also have to be ready for the spider apocalypse? That’s it, we’re screwed.

    14. HoChunk says:

      The pic reminds me of New England, circa 1981, when the whole region was in the midst of a Gypsy Moth caterpillar infestation. They grew in web-tents like this (not as large, but numerous.) I was in grade school then, and I’ll never forget it. They were EVERYWHERE. You could hear them defoliating the trees at night…it sounded like a light rain. People wrapped vaseline-coated tinfoil around the trunks to keep them from climbing up and destroying their shade trees. The tire-mashed carcasses slicked up local roads. They also hung from branches by long threads –one hit me in the mouth once as I was riding my bike down the street.


    15. Moe says:

      The Hobbit…damn spiders. Captured Bombur.

    16. Dacianprick says:

      My shit would flip if I got anywhere near this abomination. I have fucking shivers just looking at that… ghhhhhaaaaaaaa

    17. lemon floor wax says:

      traptin85, I think you mean Vedauwoo (pronounced vee-dah-voo). Awesome for rock climbing, in between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming, where I grew up.

    18. DarkDsurion says:

      I hear there’s a gun show in Texas where you can rent a flamethrower.
      Just thought I’d throw that out there.

    19. Phyreblade says:

      @penguin_lady: I think teh spidrs will b fiting on our sied aktualy…

    20. dusturd says:

      I, for one, welcome our new arachnid overlords

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