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Enormous Spider Web Found In Texas!

 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Enormous Spider Web Found In Texas! Reply with quote
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Science Daily — An arachnaphobe’s worst nightmare, the gauzy, insect-laden web drew more than 3,300 curious visitors over the three-day holiday to this 376-acre park on the shore of Lake Tawakoni, 50 miles east of Dallas. On Labor Day, the park recorded 1,275 people visiting just to see the web.

An arachnaphobe’s worst nightmare... yes, yes that would be me! Shocked
No money on this earth would get me to go visit this!
But I must say, a very interesting article though, I'm just happy that it's in Texas, and NOT where I live.


Arrow http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070912145919.htm
Source: Science Daily Website
Source: Texas A & M University
Date: September 13, 2007

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Don't look now keykey but just WHERE did you say you lived??? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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“So far,” Horner said, “we have been informed of webs of this nature occurring in Florida, California, Canada, Italy, Ohio and now Texas. In all cases, they appear to have been produced by tetragnathids, but have other species associated with them.”

Ok.......sorry! Couldn't resist that one. Laughing
Seriously, I'd love to witness this phenomenon first hand. Fascinating! I gather that it's rather an unusual number of different types of spiders contributing to this particular web. Shocked wow again.

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Entomology Department researcher Allen Dean identified 11 spider families from the sample.

I did see this on the web last week but lost the link so thank you for posting it here. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't think we have them here... at least I have never seen one. Very Happy
But... I'll tell you what, you'll hear me screaming if I do! Twisted Evil Wink Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
omg, if my mother would see that, I think she would scream louder than you, keykey Twisted Evil Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
wow what a huge web sure would hate to run into that after dark but it is really beautiful to look at
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
CAN YOU HEAR ME SCREAMING FROM HERE!!!!!

No way....it looks like its been knitted!

Not sure I would go to see that, I'd be afraid of how many spiders occupied the premises and how many were strolling back from the park!!

Thanks ........I think Confused keykey for sharing the story!! Confused Wink
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