Friday, August 24, 2007

Does This Make My Butt Look Big?




Black is supposed to be slimming. I like black. Not that I've really ever had to worry about my butt looking big (I'm lucky that way), but it looks better in black. I'm not sure even that could help the
Spined Micrathena though. I call them Big Butt Spiders.



You know them. When they stroll across their webs, the whole web shakes. They look like they're carrying all their worldly possessions on their backs. They're creepy and menacing-looking and these days, I run into them EVERYWHERE.





Most of our spiders around here are not dangerous and though the Big Butts look mean, they're not. Once you get past the spines and the mere fact that they're spiders, they're actually rather cool in a so-ugly-they're-cute kind of way.

I just wish they'd make their webs somewhere else, because they're everywhere you want to be.

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Amazing Fact: Only the females build webs. When the sun goes down, she consumes her web except for the foundational threads. In the morning, she spins it anew.


11 comments:

Connie said...

Yuk! All spiders give me the creeps and that one is REALLY creepy. We have none like that here. Not quite cute in my book, ha....but your title was cute!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I've never seen this kind of spider before, and I'm very glad about that. It's so unusual.

jodi said...

OOOh. I'm not usually squeamish about spiders, but I'm REALLY glad we don't count these among our local denizens. That must be what the robot spider in Robots was! (I forgot her name, and maybe she wasn't a spider but her butt was similar. She was cute. These aren't) You can keep em, Kylee, kthx! :-)

Alyssa said...

I'm a spider lover and that is one of the most fantastic looking spiders I've seen. I don't think they live around here - at least I've never seen one. I'm going to look them up on the bug site. Great pictures.

Alice said...

Please keep it over on your side of the world. The last thing I want is to find that anywhere near me!

kate said...

I love the look of these spiders. How come the spiders around here all look virtually the same, except for their size? No fair. I'd enjoy coming across one of theses - the patterns on their back are gorgeous!

Katie said...

Wow - I've never seen that kind of spider. All we have here seems to be black widows* at the moment. Wanna trade?

*All other spiders are ok in my book.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great pictures Kylee. I will forever think of these spiders as BIG BUTT spiders. tee hee....

Dawn said...

Okay, totally cool spider! You know his/her theme song would be "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mixalot. Heehee!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V7DjWIQRxQ
*wink*

Houseplant Guru said...

If I saw this spider, I'd run! I don't like spiders! I know they are good, but this one is extra awful.

Anonymous said...

I'm like many. Spiders r creepy but these r kool looking.

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