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Recently hatched spiderlings of Araneus diadematus on a web. The baby spiders hang out in a tight ball (shown) unless disturbed, when they rapidly disperse along silk lines. After the danger has passed, they return to the ball.
I found 5 of these "balls" in the garden this morning!
Spotted on Jul 2, 2013
Submitted on Jul 2, 2013
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Thank you Lauren & Jemma!
Congratulations on the birth of these spiderlings.
Happy Birthday to all the millions of newly born orb weavers.Keep us informed on how they disperse etc.!!
I am observing two spiderlings on the web. They have already become skilled hunters, Seem to be growing slowly though. I never saw their siblings.
Too many phoebes in my garden......
Wow! So many! Lucky to have seen them Karen. :)
U seen it from eyes, i m just seeing the pic..you are right Karen :)
The whole ball is only about half an inch across Adarsha & looks like a seed head at first glance.
At once, it looked like beehive :)
Wow wow wow! I love this!
I squealed with delight each time I found one of these balls this morning Aaron! The other 4 had all started to disperse - just one brave little guy had begun to venture away from this one!
Haha...men and their 'tidy' gardens ;-)
I very nearly squealed with delight upon seeing this spotting! :-D
My husband recently enquired why there was an enormous "weed" in the middle of the flower bed - it was a 5' tall thistle of some kind. I told him, that it was a native wildflower & that the butterflies loved it - he didn't look too convinced but it remained until it finally blew over!
I tried to let mine grow a bit wilder and left everything in for the bees and butterflies etc then my Dad came round round whilst I was at work and thought he would 'help me out' by tidying up my flower bed and taking out all the 'weeds' :-(
My parent's garden is a little unkempt & overgrown - a perfect environment for spiders Debbie!
Great photo Karen, must be a great garden to have 5 of them in!
Thanks Mauna! There are garden spiders of all sizes everywhere I look in my parents' garden - it's awesome to see so many!
Great spotting, Karen!