Spiders and family
Not to be unfair, I have to give arachnids
their own page. They are NOT insects, which is what many people wrongly
In just two to three hours, a spiderweb
is completed. Planning, engineering, and material procurement is included.
Light mist wetted this net, making
it beautifully visible to the camera. My enthusiasm probably wasn't shared
by the spider, who has to go hungry, since the water makes the web visible
to potential meals too!
Known also as bird spider or chicken
spider, it can grow bigger than a man's hand. It's quite common over much
of Chile. Some people keep them as pets.
This is an animal you should better
not caress too much. Note the droplet of venom at the sting!
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