Tue Jun 04 01:30:40 +0000 2013
Am I really more spider-prone than most? Spiders periodically on my glasses, spiders periodically dangling in front of me as I drive.
Tue Jun 04 00:18:55 +0000 2013
Mon Jun 03 16:13:29 +0000 2013
Mon Jun 03 05:07:07 +0000 2013
Fri May 31 03:27:30 +0000 2013
Thu May 30 19:09:22 +0000 2013
The only way to rid house and yard of yellow sac spiders is to nuke the place. Burning only works for the duration of the fire.
Thu May 30 04:08:46 +0000 2013
I can't go to bed until I have photographed all the Mecaphesa crab spiders I collected today. They change color pretty quickly.
Thu May 30 03:49:17 +0000 2013
When a spider cooperates for a photo shoot, I'm reluctant to drop it in alcohol, but when it doesn't cooperate at all, I'm eager to do so.
Wed May 29 16:58:45 +0000 2013
We found many males of a spider I only previously knew from females. Might be an undescribed Mecaphesa. Investigating...
Wed May 29 16:57:11 +0000 2013
We saw 6 more apparent Castianeira dorsata at Hornsby Bend today. Confirming will establish the species for Texas. www.spiderjoe.com/images/25
Tue May 28 02:41:38 +0000 2013
I just surprised myself. I saved a firefly from a cobweb weaver. I don't see enough fireflies around here.
Fri May 24 14:20:11 +0000 2013
Tue May 21 01:02:53 +0000 2013
The wisdom is that one crushed cricket feeds dozens of spiderlings. Unless the headless cricket thrashes for 24 hours. Never again. Freaky.
Fri May 17 05:22:05 +0000 2013
As I study spiders, I learn about wasps. The more I learn about wasps, the more fascinating wasps become. Ecosystem connections.
Thu May 16 22:37:54 +0000 2013
It is difficult to feed tiny spiders. I now have several Trachelas hatchlings feeding on the gooeys of a smushed adult cricket.
Wed May 15 19:39:09 +0000 2013
Completely unexpected: dozens of 1mm wasps just emerged from a "mud dauber" nest containing 8mm paralyzed spiders in each cell. Huh?
Mon May 13 16:53:15 +0000 2013
When picking up a cup full of fruit flies to get a drink, there is no need to turn the cup over to empty it. The fruit flies will leave.
Mon May 13 04:21:50 +0000 2013
My jar of Trachelas hatchlings has been contaminated. There is a hatchling cobweb weaver among them. Huh?
Wed May 01 14:06:44 +0000 2013
Tue Apr 30 15:21:59 +0000 2013
Amazing how I can instantly recognize a photo of mine I see on the web. Good to see people making use of my Creative Commons images.
Mon Apr 29 00:11:06 +0000 2013
Spider Joe: Oh no! The shade is gone. The sun moved. ~5 y.o. child: No, the sun didn't move. The Earth did.
Sun Apr 28 23:28:03 +0000 2013
Sun Apr 28 15:52:26 +0000 2013
I took a pic of a not-so-cute jumping spider with an oh-so-cute face. Should I show kids the spider or the pic first? (Same sp. as profile.)