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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject: Spider eats spider. Reply with quote

I think this spider is Dysdera Crocata (the woodlouse spider) or the purse-web spider?


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you're right - it looks like a dysdera. You often find them in piles of old bricks, etc. A very formidable-looking spider with intimidating jaws - which it needs to handle its favourite prey - woodlice. Great photo, by the way.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! People who know there spiders? great. i love photographing them but don't know much about them. Perhaps you can help with ID's sometime when i post pictures of them?
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll do our best - isn't it ironic to be looking at spiders on the web? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean Ph'lib wrote:
We'll do our best - isn't it ironic to be looking at spiders on the web? Rolling Eyes


Laughing Laughing never thought about that Laughing
By the way, that's a great shot, very worthy of a place in the next comp.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the spider who lives in stone walls or piles of rocks? It doesn't use a web to hunt? I surprised one wrapping itself up in a teasel leaf last year. Unfortunately I inadvertently disturbed it and it ran away Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it does live in such places, but it's only one of a number of spiders which don't use webs for hunting.
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