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Thread: My Zig Zag Spider web , sure enough!

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    My Zig Zag Spider web , sure enough!

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Size:  157.8 KB I've never seen a zig zag web.
    Just passing through!

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    I have seen those spiders before, but never seen a web that looked like that. Do you know what kind of spider it is?
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    Is that a real one? Looks huge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barb55 View Post
    I have seen those spiders before, but never seen a web that looked like that. Do you know what kind of spider it is?
    no I do not know what kind it is, but it's BIG!
    Just passing through!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liont View Post
    Is that a real one? Looks huge!
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just passing through!

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    Huge spider! I'd drop the camera & RUN!!!!
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    It's a corn spider. No fun to fun to run into their web after dark. :::shiver::: They are huge.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Corn_Spider.jpg
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    Spider is real, but wonder about that zigzag..
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    Here's more about their web decoration:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_%28spider%29
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    I had one like that two years ago. Did the same web. I was hoping for him/her to return or for babies to show up, but no luck.

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    I would have to say it may be a sewing spider. Nice zig zag stitch. I've never seen on and I hope I never do.
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    creeps! i had one huge spider land on my monitor!! then the keyboard. i hit it with my shoe. Got it!!! scary. i hate spiders. especially large ones. webs are beautiful but them, not.

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    that is one nasty looking spider
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    I think they are beautiful! I've had them in my yard before. I'm sure they are harmless!

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    We always called them garden spiders and found them in our tomatoes!! I hated them as a child, but find them fasinating now as long as they are outside.
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    I read the title and thought it would be a picture of a new kind of spider web quilt! lol!

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    EWWWW, spiders give me the creeps!
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    I thought spiders have 8 legs. This looks like a big joke to me. If if is no joke, I hope I never meet one of thses guys.

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    I've seen webs like this before. The zigzag was very intriguing to me. That spider does have 8 legs.
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    We used to get those at our last house. Big and beautiful! And their webs had the zig zag too. Didn't know they are called a corn spider. But no, no interest in running into that web!! UGH!!

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    These are common garden spiders, not harmful at all to humans and are, indeed, beneficial because they eat flies, gnats, mosquitos, etc. Their babies over-winter in sacks in the webs (after the female - shown here - dies) and then break out in the spring. That's why it's uncommon to see them do it...old web and that sort of thing. They love gardens and sunny spots. Call them Charlotte and love 'em!!

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    These are no joke. I live on a farm and we have them all over. They make the webs just as shown. We called them corn spiders I do not know what the correct name is. I have seen these spiders get as big a round as your palm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abdconsultant View Post
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    It is a garden spider, they are beautiful and their webs are very interesting and intricate. I always leave them alone and just watch them.

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    Thanks for sharing this, and to all of the others who suggested sites about this most interesting spider.

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    Ask him if he wants to quilt with you!

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