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Old 10-03-2019, 08:18 PM
 
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Was there a light right there when the other spider had her web in another area?


They aren't stupid. When possible, they build webs where there's high insect traffic.


If you were to put an insect attracting light elsewhere, and use a non-insect-attracting bulb there, I think it may provide 'mrs spidy' the motivation to build elsewhere. . . .


This Is The Type of Light Bulb to Use if You Want to Avoid Attracting Insects https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-figured-out-the-type-of-light-bulb-to-use-if-you-want-to-avoid-insects
Yes,mthe Mercury light has been at the peak of the barn since it was built, 16 years ago. It's a dusk-to-dawn light.

I like that light bulb idea if their made in dusk-to-dawn lights.

Teacher Terry,. the other Black and Yellow would rebuild her web every day. It was an amazing feat of engineering to watch, especially when she put the zig zag in the center of the web. BTW, I have noticed over the years, the zig zag in each spider's web seems to bear good resemblance to the marking on each of their backs.

Katie1,. I'd be happy to see her back, just not right in front of the man door, lollol behind the bench, anchored to the bench and the barn where her ancestor was, would be a great place because she could still reap the benefits of the bugs under the Mercury light, and the dogs couldn't get nosy and cost me a vet bill
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Denver, Colorado, USA
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Normashirley I just want to say I absolutely LOVE you for trying to save this pretty little girl! And I'm so happy to see all the other supportive comments here too . I wish everyone were so kind & compassionate!
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Normashirley, I agree with the others who’ve said it’s pretty awesome that you’re going out of your way to help her.

Will you do the oil on the surfaces now that the web is gone? Curious if that works.

Please keep us updated!

She’s beautiful, btw. You may have earned the nickname Spider Whisperer if she has moved to a better location.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:49 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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No ideas but I admire you. I'm a total weenie when it comes to creepy-crawlies.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Get it a false anchor made of light fishing line. If they have an anchor they normally won't have to re-drop and will use what's quickest.
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Old Today, 11:05 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Garden spiders. As a kid we called them writing spiders, for what they do on their web. In a rural area here in NC, we see them all the time in the summer. One summer around the outside of my sister's house there was one on just about every window of her house. One day my sister was showing me one day. We walked around the house, my sister, Brother in law and me. We were looking at one, my BIL decided to step closer between the shrubs to take a closer look. As he was looking, I picked up a stick, and barely touched the back of his leg. I have never seen some one jump and move so quickly.
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Old Today, 03:03 PM
 
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One day my sister was showing me one day. We walked around the house, my sister, Brother in law and me. We were looking at one, my BIL decided to step closer between the shrubs to take a closer look. As he was looking, I picked up a stick, and barely touched the back of his leg. I have never seen some one jump and move so quickly.
DH is like your BIL, lol.

The spider has moved on, I'm afraid. after an entire summer of not caring about the weeds behind the be ch at the barn, DH whacked them down to the dirt, to discourage her from coming back.

We are now starting to get very cold nights, which dramatically lowers the insects, this type of spider eats.

Maybe next year a relative will set up house keeping -- if they could read I would make a sign that says "build your web here"
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