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Old 09-07-2008, 11:01 PM
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First one looks like an engorged tick and the second maybe some kind of bot fly larva?


If the engorged Tick made Farnham itch, I wonder what reaction he will have to the thought of a Cuterebra fly larvae growing under his skin, or how he will react when I describe how I discovered it on Zan and it popped out when I pulled on the surrounding skin..... so coolly incredibly gross!
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:46 AM
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x2. I asked a buddy of mine who's an arachnologist at DMNS:

"That is the "Cat-faced spider" aka Araneus gemmoides, or, it is at least in the same genus of Araneus. I'm surprised in was living in such a housing. They are spiders that make the big bullseye web, so it might have been using the wheel as a retreat during the day."
yup. Araneus = Orb Weaver. I had one that lived under our front porch light in Denver. It would come out at night and spin webs, then hide out somewhere nearby during the day. ick!

We've squished two black widows this August/September so far. Coming in from the cold already I guess.
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this guy is hanging around under the tramp today.
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Holy mother of all thread revivals, Batman!

Cool looking spider though.
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