House spiders... Oct 2, 2013 13:49:48 GMT -5
Post by X factor on Oct 2, 2013 13:49:48 GMT -5
(Male spider on top, introduced to females web this morning)
I'm not sure what species of spiders scientist have named these..but I find them very useful.
I once had an abundance of them in former place I lived in years ago, and have grown fond of them, not so much them, but the service they provide.
These little spiders are like insecticides. When you look below their webs, you see all sorts of insects, that if not for the stationary spiders, would be crawling all up in your house, home and space, bed sheets, closet ect.
But these little spiders put an end to that.
I've studied the habits of these spiders for years...and am comfortable with them in my place..(this coming from someone who normally can't stand spiders).
But here's what I like about these particular spiders...
1. They're small
2. They do not ever roam, ever, accept when male is looking for a mate.
3. There habits are the same, no matter what...they always build their webs diagonally to the flow...
The wall = a, the floor = b and c = area web covers.
The web is usually not more than 3-7 inchers high, and can extend out maybe 5 inches.
And in this area, spider lays out a maze of sticky web that insects crawling along floor board wonder into.
4. They aren't aggressive to humans
5. They clean up house of small knat size to even beetle size insects...(even saw one take on small scorpion and win...amazing)
These spiders are masters web spinners, I've seen them take on ants way larger than itself.
So anyways...I had one in back room, had been there for months, begin feeling sorry for it, so this morning a roaming male was 'way out of place'...probably out of frustration...so with handle of broom I dropped it into the web of other spider...not being sure what reaction would be.
I will explain what I observed on next post...