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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;">In July when we had all that rain, there suddenly were lots of Giant Wood Spiders... You needed to walk the wood trail in our garden or wood garden, with a branch to clear these Garden Critters before having them in your face or caught in your hair. Nice Golden Silk Spiders however, and I did go back to take glamour shots of them.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zub4oVahQJ4/UhKqT65qniI/AAAAAAAATjU/MhKpS5wyyDg/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zub4oVahQJ4/UhKqT65qniI/AAAAAAAATjU/MhKpS5wyyDg/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" width="604" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The female Golden Silk Spider's body is 22-40 mm (about 1") long. The male, which you see above left of her 'butt' is only about 8 mm.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">And yes, these Golden Silk Spiders are venomous but their bite is less painful than that of a bee.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Do you like them?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-646hQB1mOEo/UhKq-7oU-aI/AAAAAAAATjc/5plt8FN5uvk/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-646hQB1mOEo/UhKq-7oU-aI/AAAAAAAATjc/5plt8FN5uvk/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" width="636" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On July 29 I took these photos in the late afternoon with perfect light on their perfect web.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Again, the much smaller male Golden Silk Spider you see to the right at the top.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This is close to our gazebo.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4DpTQvsJyWA/UhKriKKhQtI/AAAAAAAATjk/rIlTk3P8g6A/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4DpTQvsJyWA/UhKriKKhQtI/AAAAAAAATjk/rIlTk3P8g6A/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here you only see part of the male spider at the top right.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Below this post you find a link that shows two short videos with some more information...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This female is wearing fuzzy 'garter belts' around her long legs...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H3NLa_FeLuw/UhKs2gvrfoI/AAAAAAAATjw/j67EG31SGoA/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H3NLa_FeLuw/UhKs2gvrfoI/AAAAAAAATjw/j67EG31SGoA/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" width="468" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This shows more of her beautiful silken web and they must be very strong.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">After all those torrential rains we had in June, July and August their webs remain in tact!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XxsQRKPjigc/UhKtQ3GYujI/AAAAAAAATj4/tbNzDZdqTug/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XxsQRKPjigc/UhKtQ3GYujI/AAAAAAAATj4/tbNzDZdqTug/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Another one with her male companion... Those males have the 'upper' hand it looks like.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gExRe5JbcEQ/UhKthZpCOeI/AAAAAAAATkA/dHa6f44XhbI/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gExRe5JbcEQ/UhKthZpCOeI/AAAAAAAATkA/dHa6f44XhbI/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This one is shown from the under side I guess. Shown is our neighbor's home.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This web is by far not as perfect looking. Maybe she still is weaving it?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hx-sAeDITfw/UhKt79aL4lI/AAAAAAAATkI/3Ni-cGUKof0/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hx-sAeDITfw/UhKt79aL4lI/AAAAAAAATkI/3Ni-cGUKof0/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" width="512" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Look, another nice one! We have so many along our wooden walk ways.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Why disturb them? They catch many a bug and with this wet monsoon season we got PLENTY of mosquitoes and you name it.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qIIg8WN_M1M/UhKudm0cQOI/AAAAAAAATkU/Ct4C2A_Z6_w/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qIIg8WN_M1M/UhKudm0cQOI/AAAAAAAATkU/Ct4C2A_Z6_w/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" width="438" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">My mini cat girl Tiggy-Tiger was hiding for them, between these leaves...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Are you scared of Giant Wood Spiders?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--IPDLg1k0pQ/UhKu4lckHgI/AAAAAAAATkc/zUZdRyVqQUw/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="438" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--IPDLg1k0pQ/UhKu4lckHgI/AAAAAAAATkc/zUZdRyVqQUw/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These females from The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders book, look like they're still tiny.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Ours are true Giants and seem to be well fed and happy!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Related link:<br /><a href="http://www.venomousspiders.net/goldensilkspider.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Golden Silk Spider</span></a> | showing 2 videos about this giant Nephila clavipes or Wood Spider found in tropical climates<br /><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_silk_orb-weaver" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Golden Silk Orb-Weaver</span></a> | showing this&nbsp;Nephila clavipes or Golden Silk Orb-Weaver -<span style="font-size: large;"><b> look at the photo showing cape made from this Spider Silk</b></span><br /><br /></div><center><a href="https://plus.google.com/100490423051043047646/about" rel="author" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Mariette on Google+</span></a></center></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;">In July when we had all that rain, there suddenly were lots of Giant Wood Spiders... You needed to walk the wood trail in our garden or wood garden, with a branch to clear these Garden Critters before having them in your face or caught in your hair. Nice Golden Silk Spiders however, and I did go back to take glamour shots of them.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zub4oVahQJ4/UhKqT65qniI/AAAAAAAATjU/MhKpS5wyyDg/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zub4oVahQJ4/UhKqT65qniI/AAAAAAAATjU/MhKpS5wyyDg/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" width="604" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The female Golden Silk Spider's body is 22-40 mm (about 1") long. The male, which you see above left of her 'butt' is only about 8 mm.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">And yes, these Golden Silk Spiders are venomous but their bite is less painful than that of a bee.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Do you like them?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-646hQB1mOEo/UhKq-7oU-aI/AAAAAAAATjc/5plt8FN5uvk/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-646hQB1mOEo/UhKq-7oU-aI/AAAAAAAATjc/5plt8FN5uvk/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" width="636" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On July 29 I took these photos in the late afternoon with perfect light on their perfect web.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Again, the much smaller male Golden Silk Spider you see to the right at the top.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This is close to our gazebo.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4DpTQvsJyWA/UhKriKKhQtI/AAAAAAAATjk/rIlTk3P8g6A/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4DpTQvsJyWA/UhKriKKhQtI/AAAAAAAATjk/rIlTk3P8g6A/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here you only see part of the male spider at the top right.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Below this post you find a link that shows two short videos with some more information...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This female is wearing fuzzy 'garter belts' around her long legs...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H3NLa_FeLuw/UhKs2gvrfoI/AAAAAAAATjw/j67EG31SGoA/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H3NLa_FeLuw/UhKs2gvrfoI/AAAAAAAATjw/j67EG31SGoA/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" width="468" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This shows more of her beautiful silken web and they must be very strong.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">After all those torrential rains we had in June, July and August their webs remain in tact!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XxsQRKPjigc/UhKtQ3GYujI/AAAAAAAATj4/tbNzDZdqTug/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XxsQRKPjigc/UhKtQ3GYujI/AAAAAAAATj4/tbNzDZdqTug/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Another one with her male companion... Those males have the 'upper' hand it looks like.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gExRe5JbcEQ/UhKthZpCOeI/AAAAAAAATkA/dHa6f44XhbI/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gExRe5JbcEQ/UhKthZpCOeI/AAAAAAAATkA/dHa6f44XhbI/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This one is shown from the under side I guess. Shown is our neighbor's home.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This web is by far not as perfect looking. Maybe she still is weaving it?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hx-sAeDITfw/UhKt79aL4lI/AAAAAAAATkI/3Ni-cGUKof0/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hx-sAeDITfw/UhKt79aL4lI/AAAAAAAATkI/3Ni-cGUKof0/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" width="512" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Look, another nice one! We have so many along our wooden walk ways.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Why disturb them? They catch many a bug and with this wet monsoon season we got PLENTY of mosquitoes and you name it.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qIIg8WN_M1M/UhKudm0cQOI/AAAAAAAATkU/Ct4C2A_Z6_w/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qIIg8WN_M1M/UhKudm0cQOI/AAAAAAAATkU/Ct4C2A_Z6_w/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" width="438" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">My mini cat girl Tiggy-Tiger was hiding for them, between these leaves...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Are you scared of Giant Wood Spiders?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--IPDLg1k0pQ/UhKu4lckHgI/AAAAAAAATkc/zUZdRyVqQUw/s1600/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="438" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--IPDLg1k0pQ/UhKu4lckHgI/AAAAAAAATkc/zUZdRyVqQUw/s640/Golden+Silk+Spider+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These females from The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders book, look like they're still tiny.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Ours are true Giants and seem to be well fed and happy!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Related link:<br /><a href="http://www.venomousspiders.net/goldensilkspider.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Golden Silk Spider</span></a> | showing 2 videos about this giant Nephila clavipes or Wood Spider found in tropical climates<br /><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_silk_orb-weaver" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Golden Silk Orb-Weaver</span></a> | showing this&nbsp;Nephila clavipes or Golden Silk Orb-Weaver -<span style="font-size: large;"><b> look at the photo showing cape made from this Spider Silk</b></span><br /><br /></div><center><a href="https://plus.google.com/100490423051043047646/about" rel="author" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Mariette on Google+</span></a></center></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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