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So, this week we had our next bout of warmer, sunny weather. And for some reasons a list of spiders instantly sought to seek shelter in my home. Or at least dwell about.
Monday, a rather startling jumpy black spider on my curtains. wanted to catch it but it dropped/ jumped down behind the radiator. I think I got it Tuesday morning on my door.
$tuesday: one larger spider of an undetermined species scuttling across my floor. Also one smaller spider caught on the wall.
Wednesday, a similar spider to the larger one fleeing out of the wooden plank that I use to lock my door.
Friday: found a solid black/brown spider chilling in a plastic container left on my bathroom floor.
So, as an interesting, I found an app that I can use to take a picture of spiders/bugs and have it analyze and identify the bug and allowing me to submit the observation.
Which makes it a lot more interesting to catch and photograph the spider and learn more about all kinds of spiders I find indoors.
Friday's bathroom spider was identified as Scotophaeus Blackwalli (mouse spider).
Today tried to identify a smaller spider I saw scuttling accross my windows and identify it as a Philodromus dispar. (black back running spider)
Parallel to my opportunity to play some New Horizon this weekend, I might be interested to learn more about the bugs/spiders I can commonly find around the house.
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I found a cute video on my "bathroom" spider from this weekhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQXr6WoYpS4
Put behind a link for your discretion.
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Just caught another night time Philodromus walk my laptop screen like a jumpscare screensaver.
And they can be very fast and jumpy buggers. This one lept into the cup I held to catch it and then from the bottom of the cup to the top in a single leap.
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a philodromus is a small crab spider.
I was closing up downstairs, so the room was dark and my screen gave off a bright light. I saw the spider suddenly rush up my screen, which briefly made me wonder if I was on one of those joke sites with a fake spider running across the screen. But this was the real deal.
It startled me.
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Saw this little dude on my wall earlier today
He's called a slender crab spider
Spoiler for those who don't like spiders
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coincidentally it's very similar to the one I mentioned earlier.>>1085834
It startled me because it was a suddenly a black spider shape on an illuminated surface in a dark room and it was rather jumpy.
But to be fair, it's about as big as my fingernail.
Oh, how is it living with pet roaches?
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I caught myself another spider, but my app doesn't go beyond "some kind of ground spider".
It can spend the night in spider jail and gett released by the morning.
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And as I was ready to move up to my bedroom, I just saw another one, a good size up from the one I caught rush across the floor.
But when I got me a cup to catch it, it was nowhere to be seen....
This is not going to be a pleasant week.
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Well, they say eating insects and by extension arthropods is going to be a necessity for sustainable living in the near future.
Are you looking forward to this?