A question for the eight-legged 'cootie' experts

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  1. John Backlund

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    What manner of arachnid(?) makes webs like these? The webs almost cover the one plant. In the web, there is a funnel-like hole where I suspect the cootie hides.
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    A dense fog this morning caused a lot of moisture to form on the webs, making them unusually visible...
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    Funnel weavers. Pretty sure they chase down their prey and drag it down the funnel.

    We have one outside our front door.

    Pretty sure they're harmless. They won't try to eat anything bigger than they are.
     
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    Yep - both of those. Beyond quick . Prey doesn’t have a chance. And, sometimes you think you’ve seen one and they’re there for fraction of a second and - gone.
     
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    Looks familiar, they like my yew bushes. I have never seen a spider though, reclusive and quick like Mike said /\ /\.
     
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    That's a disappointment, I was going to see if they would eat hot dogs.
     
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    Catch a fly and toss him on the web. When he starts struggling, the spider's I Phone will alert him to the disturbance and immediately clue him to the intruders location. Dinner invitation on deck.
     
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    Then this is what you'll have crawling down your sidewalk,,,lol
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    So does this mean your back!:)
     
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    Ewwwww!!!!

    (Just saying'...)
     
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    Forget hot dogs they only eat Carnival funnel cake.
     
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    The big orb weavers and garden spiders in our yard (think textbook web with big spider right in the middle) love small worms if you can get them to stick . Like 1/10th the size of a night crawler.

    I swear I’ve seen one of them give me a head nod of thanks after giving him one.
     
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    We have those too and they build lures into their webs to attract flying insects and I've watched them bounce their web to snare anything that gets close enough. Also have fed them by throwing bugs into the web. Very cool creatures.
     
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    Like so many other things that are out of whack in the world, I didn’t have any Orb Weavers this year :( They were always a sign of good fortune and bounty in my garden !
     
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    Cut the hotdog into more manageable spider sized bites.
     
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    I hit everything that moves beside my wife, and Alex with this if it's in my yard.

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    I wonder why Australia has so many venomous creatures when the UK has only one - the Adder snake.
     
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    We have a lot of these in our yard, sometimes they build a funnel on our deck/porch.

    One night I saw one dart out and grab a Moth... it was actually amazing. They are SO quick. It was like something out of a horror movie. BAM something just got whacked.

    I don't generally kill spiders.. my wife hates. But I don't mind having em around. Spiders don't have Lyme's disease or EEE (big problem right now) and they eat/kill a lot of stuff I don't want in the yard. Spiders almost never bite anyone as well, and most can't penetrate human skin anyway.

    Same thing with bats... bring em on, I am happy to have bats bringing down genocide on the mosquitos and other insects in my yard.
     
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