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Spider and her babies



  • jemimarosejemimarose Posts: 23
    She's still there and heavily guarding her babies! She's move the sac higher onto the web, it was still beneath her yesterday, so they really have only just hatched. I think they might be false widows! She has the distinctive mark on her abdomen. 
  • jemimarosejemimarose Posts: 23
    Fran IOM said:
    @didyw  How do you differentiate between cellar, house and outdoor spiders? I think they have all moved to my shed so I will still converse with them regardless. 
    @jemimarose You sound as mad as me! I have heard that if you put an indoor spider outside it is certain death for them! 
    @Jenny_Aster By the time you have found a glass and some cardboard they have usually disappeared! 
    @bcpathome @philippasmith2 That makes two daft old ladies then. If I happen to disturb woodlice and they end up on their backs I turn them over as I don't know whether they can actually do it themselves. Don't think I have spoken to them...yet.  :D
    Yes I did heavily research this! 😂 If you put them out while it is a similar temperature inside to out, and also put them in a sheltered part, then they should be OK. Also, this type of spider was not a natural indoor spider, like the daddy longlegs type. 
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,620
    Dotted around our house are glass tumblers, each sitting on the front of an old birthday card! Always have a spider relocater kit at hand!
    I don’t talk to our spiders, they get shown the door pretty quickly, but I do talk to woodlice! I’m not scared of those, and happy to pick them up to escort outside. Where do they come from? I can almost guarantee that each morning, I will find at least one sauntering across the floor. OH swears he has blocked all the gaps round the floor edges ( after past visits from field mice!)
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,268
    I think they come either from or are attracted by the compost we use now ,peat free ,which seems to be mostly bits of old mouldy wood .That’s my guess .
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,684
    I'm glad it's not just me who sees the occasional woodlouse ? (parson's pig) walking across the floor. Often wonder where they come from and where they are heading. Thought the dog may have brought them in tucked in his fur having rolled in something. The cat sits and watches them before they are escorted outside. 
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