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The Nest After Evacuation - Argiope argentata

The Nest After Evacuation - Argiope argentata
San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California, USA
September 25, 2009
Size: 1"x.625"x.310"

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Egg Sac - Argiope argentata Egg Sac - Argiope argentata Hatchlings - Argiope argentata The Crowd Assembles - Argiope argentata Part of the Crowd - Argiope argentata Hatchlings - Argiope argentata The Horde - Argiope argentata Hatchling - Argiope argentata Hatchling2 - Argiope argentata The Nest After Evacuation - Argiope argentata Balling Up - Argiope argentata Sibling #1's first orb web - Argiope argentata Sibling #2's first orb web - Argiope argentata Sibling #1 grows. ventral view - Argiope argentata Sibling #1 grows. side view - Argiope argentata Sibling #1 continues to grow - Argiope argentata Sibling #1 perseveres - Argiope argentata Sibling #1 perseveres - Argiope argentata Sibling #1 still with us - Argiope argentata

Nice
Good series of photos, Rob.

 
Thanks
I have been lucky enough this summer to have this little drama played out just a few feet from my door. Each day I visit with anticipation. This week I've been able to record the hatchling's first actual orbs. Unfortunately I was not able to be home during the disbursement of the horde to see and record the actual mechanism of their leaving home. Do you perhaps possess the conventional wisdom on this issue?

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