Living next door to Alice
Living next door to Alice
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This is Alice. Alice is a Golden Orb Weaver - a fabulous big arachnid characterised by its vivid golden webs. Unlike a lot of spiders, the Golden Orb Weaver keeps its web maintained continously, relacing it with sticky capture threads each day. Alice made quite short work of this bee. This female weaver is about 10cm in length, including her legs. She is huge - and very well fed.

6 Comments on "Living next door to Alice"

  • jn // 2006-04-23 05:35:38

    OH MY! The bee in the shot gives a great idea of the size of Alice!! Even though I am really freaked out at this - I love the capture, the web and detail..Awesome
  • sb // 2006-04-23 09:07:19

    Thats my girl! Beautiful shot Gary!
  • david kleinert // 2006-04-23 18:08:46

    great spider "natural behaviour" image Gary! I do love my spiders ;)
  • owen // 2006-04-23 20:42:10

    Wow, that's a stunning spider and a stunning capture too.
  • Kim // 2006-04-24 19:51:37

    "Does this web make my butt look big?" hehehe. Great capture Gary.
  • Ian // 2006-04-27 19:51:38

    That's an awesome shot - Very well done indeed!

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