Argiope Aurantia Spider, September 2, 2013

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Wow, it's a beauty...! :smile:

Thank you William! I posted some photos of it on August 26th. If you notice, the web looks different. Well, that's because it is. She (?) has eaten, and rebuilt the web at least 4 times since August 26th.
 
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Thank you William! I posted some photos of it on August 26th. If you notice, the web looks different. Well, that's because it is. She (?) has eaten, and rebuilt the web at least 4 times since August 26th.
Yep, if they have good success catching bugs with a web they will keep it well
maintained, patch or replace if needed and keep it the same spot...
 
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Yep, if they have good success catching bugs with a web they will keep it well
maintained, patch or replace if needed and keep it the same spot...

The sticky stuff loose its stickiness in a day or so. Spiders eat their web and
the silk (proteins) is recycled in the new web. So, even when not damaged,
the web is renewed everyday!

Cool series!

Thank you William, and Kodiak.
 
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The spider caught a butterfly in it's web:


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Terrific closeup work Bob. These are beautiful creatures and they create wonderful designs in their webs.
 
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One day after butterfly caught in web:



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The spider had another butterfly caught in it's web yesterday. Today, the butterfly has been eaten, as before.
 
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Over a month since the last photos. The spider has grown a lot!

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