Friday, September 28, 2007


First, if any one sees Manny, tell him this is a crab.
This golden web master has been living above the door to my office for months. Tonight he was showing his girlfriend around the place & waved at me like he was trying to impress her. Hope it works.
A few blues sprouting in the music room on Planet Earth, & in the header more silk spinners.
Have a lovely weekend please, & stay healthy.


AndiF said...

It's a crab, Manny, definitely a crab. Nothing to worry about.

(Wow, cool spider pics, Head!)

olivia said...

Wowie! Fantastic capture Head ... :)

How big is he?

olivia said...

Head -- was just over at flickr -- it has fur!!!


Family Man said...

Yep telling Manny it's a crab is like telling me a snake is a garden hose. :)

Great pictures Head. Hope you have a great w/e.

Knucklehead said...

Good day Andif,
Actually, let me say Happy Birthday.
The spider was right next to a light bulb, which made it tricky to shoot from the step ladder, not to mention the other similar spider (in the images) I had to watch out for, while not burning my hand on the bulb.

Knucklehead said...

The spider is really much bigger when one is atop a stepladder. I couldn`t see the spider except through the LCD on the camera because of the angle, so I was always worried about getting fanged. It`s body is probably a little bigger that a "Muscat".
It also looked like it should be driving a Stutz Bearcat, with that fur coat.

Knucklehead said...

in the image standard bulb, the spider is next to an energy saving light bulB. The curly "Q" styleones.
In this image, FANGS
The curved rapiers in the center, although not it`s fangs, sure look dangerous enough to be.
It`s fangs are smaller but follow the same lines as those, when in this position. Those curved "Pedipalp"`s move independant of the fangs & can be pointing forward like feelers or tasters.
In either case, keep your tootsies away.
BTW, Olivia, Ken Danby died. "At The Crease" one of his iconic paintings about hockey, is a Canadian treasure.

Knucklehead said...

FM, Likewise to you.

olivia said...

Yeah, I heard Head ... died on a canoe trip ... :(

Knucklehead said...

I didn`t want to mention the canoe. Although he had a heart attack while canoeing. What a way to row row row row , gently down the stream.
I took a few more "itsy bitsy spider shots.
This one is for my little grandaughters for halloween.

Man Eegee said...

Great. Now I have kabourophobia, too!

Knucklehead said...

I think it`s better if you lump your phobias into groups.
Anything that looks similar to something you have a phobia of, (spiders & crabs)= Aracnabourophobia.
That way, if anybody asks you if you`re afraid of anything , tell them yes, you have Aracnabourophobia.