Writing Spider egg sacks

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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. :'(
    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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  2. cuatro-gatos

    cuatro-gatos In Flower

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    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
     
  3. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    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.
     
  5. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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. :stew2:
     
  6. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I work around spider eggs too Toni!
     
  7. bethie

    bethie Young Pine

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    Aren't they interesting ballons? Viva la spiders! :)
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Happy Gardening Staff Member Administrator

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

    I_Love_Spring New Seed

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    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? :stew1:


    moderator's note: corrected Chatspeak see point 3.2 of usage rules
     
  10. Donna S

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    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.
     
  11. Donna S

    Donna S Hardy Maple

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    I found the egg sack

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