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toni


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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:19 pm   Post subject: Writing Spider egg sacks


Last July I found an Orb Weaver (aka Charlotte) suspended on her web between two of the tallest Canna's out back. She was there every day from at least early July until a really heavy rain storm in Sept. Crying or Very sad
I have looked for her to come back but I think she must have been killed by the rain.

That Canna bed is to be dug up, cleaned out, amended and replanted. But now that has to wait until the egg sacks are empty sometime this fall according to some websites or in the spring according to others. Thankfully the two Canna's the sacks are attached to are close together, I think I can work on the major part of the bed without disturbing them.










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cuatro-gatos
Southern California
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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:46 pm   Post subject: Writing spider egg sack


Hi Toni

This is my first reply to any subject, I'm a new member and just love this site.
I'm so glad you've spared this egg sack and hope you
are rewarded next season with a few more of these gardeners friends. Seems large spider webs are a sure sign of fall here in Sothern California, and I look forward to them every year.
Happy Gardening

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Droopy


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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:49 pm   


So good of you to mind those eggs, toni. I hope the babies will catch all the flies and mosquitoes tormenting you next year.

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:30 pm   


I have them hanging all around toni I don't mess with them and I wont let anyone else bother them.Its my favorite spider.

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eileen


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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:51 pm   


We have some very dirty corners of glass in our greenhouse windows where we have egg sacks. The glass only gets cleaned when the spiderlings have all left. It's good to know that you look after your spiders too Toni. Stew Face 2



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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:32 am   


I work around spider eggs too Toni!

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bethie

WestTennessee
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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:42 am   


Aren't they interesting ballons? Viva la spiders! Smile

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Frank


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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:19 pm   


I'm sure a spider someday somewhere will return the favour Toni.

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I_Love_Spring
Knoxville, TN
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:24 pm   


A writing spider made an egg sack on the corner of my window in the Fall. The mom left right after she laid the eggs. It's still there, but I don't know when they are supposed to hatch. I heard some people say Spring, and other people said Fall. Does anybody know for sure? Stew Face 1


moderator's note: corrected Chatspeak see point 3.2 of usage rules

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Donna S
Virginia
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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:11 pm   


Thanks Toni for info. Never thought I'd see the day that I would enjoy watching a spider. You converted me. Going out and look for sack now.

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Donna S
Virginia
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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:37 pm   Post subject: I found the egg sack



How long before the hatch? ( photo / image / picture from Donna S's Garden )

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