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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Arachnid not-so-tepidariorum

Here's the house spider that was seen getting set to mate about 10 days ago. She has produced an egg sac larger than herself, and to fuel this adventure she is in the process of eating a beetle (maybe a darkling beetle of the large and diverse tenebrionidae family). Underneath her, on the porch, were the sucked-out husks of another beetle of the same sort, an earwig, and a sowbug. She is a veritable insect-to-spider protein recombinating machine.

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