Friday, June 22, 2012

The Brood



Coming from a large family, I can almost relate to what these baby spiders have in store.


Since I have only ever known the dynamic of living with eight brothers and sisters,


this brood of spiders and I have a lot in common.


Large families have their advantages and their disadvantages.


Like the baby spiders, we 'kids' depended on one another for support of any kind when needed.


I wonder how long that support lasts in the 'spider kingdom'?


'Large numbers' guarantee the survival of the species, at least where Araneae are concerned.


And we humans aren't doing too badly in that department, although I am sure that could be argued.


Wonder what it would be like having all these siblings? Just sayin'!














20 comments:

  1. All I can tell you is that being a newly "only child" sucks.
    I want as many kids as you parents had.
    m.

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    1. Weel Mark, my Dad wanted enough for his own ball team....and he got it!
      I know you and Fred would be very happy with a larger brood!

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  2. We were three and I always wished there were more of us. I really like big families.

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    1. With the exception of Mark (above), large families I think are a thing of the past. Costs too much money!!! I really don't know how my parents did it!

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  3. You would probably get eaten. I too have baby spiders, a couple batches of them in the windows. Good shots!

    Have a good day!

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    1. Thanks Sharon, I hope your day went well!
      I have always been intrigued with spiders. They are incredible creatures and very hard working......the 'architects' of the insect world./bug

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  4. Cool pictures of the babies!

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    1. I tried with the macro lens to get closer but discovered that it focused only a few at a time. I'm still learning the 'mechanics' of macro shooting.

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  5. How strong that web must be to hold them all. Other than that, you can keep them at your place.

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    1. Since I took this photo a few days ago, they have up and moved across to the other side of the deck! Striking out on the own!

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  6. I don't think I've ever seen so many spiders in one place before... At first glance I thought I was looking at bees!

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    1. Not quite as big as bees....they are probably 2-3 mm across. It is fun to watch them....with the slightest movement, they scatter all over and come back together eventually.

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  7. Give me a one child family any day!!!

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  8. Holy moley, that's a lot of babies!

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    1. Can't imagine, Terry! But they 'left on their own' from a very early age!!

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    1. I know we had a few good ones!! These guys? That would be interesting!!

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  10. Crikey o'reilly. That is a lot of spiders. Good photographs but they made my skin crawl a bit!

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  11. Holly cow--- I have never in my life seen this before!!!! I'd run away screaming I think--- but then- I'm a girl!!
    Have to admit though-- the pictures are pretty amazing!
    Vicki

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