Archive for January 27th, 2012

Face your fear of spiders and scroll…

…you may surprise yourself and decide they are beautiful!

Banana Spider is ready for lunchCommon spider in the LowcountryEven spiders can be prettyJust a spider hanging out

Here are 2 cool facts I learned about banana spiders (I would have given 3 facts, but I doubt anyone is reading this, and you certainly won’t get past 2 if you haven’t already clicked out of my blog):

  1. They were formally known as Golden Silk Orb Weavers. Prince ain’t got nothin’ on that formally known as name! I wish I was formally known as an orb weaver of golden silk.
  2. Every banana spider we see is a female. Male banana spiders are tiny, brown, free-loaders. Literally, they live on the female-made golden orb, providing nothing, eating whatever they want, sleeping whenever they want, and…doing…it…whenever they want. Ladies, learn from these 8-legged females. Don’t weave yourself into¬†a banana spider relationship.

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