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Plant/Spider Cooperation

 
Stacy Woodhouse
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I saw this in my garden (5'X5' space that receives mostly shade). Its a volunteer squash (I believe) being guided for something to cling onto by a spider. I looked today and it is a little closer to the fencing...the spider seems to tighten the web everyday to compensate for the growth so that the plant does not touch the ground. I am sure this is not that uncommon but it struck me as special I thought I would share.
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Shawn Harper
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While I'm not a huge fan of spiders, that is awesome.
 
Brenda Groth
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spiders are amazing, my problem is hornets they love to catch spiders and entomb them into mud for their larvae...wahhhhhhhhhh....give me spiders over hornets anyday
 
Jordan Lowery
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great observation!
 
John Polk
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Nice. It demonstrates just how well Mother Nature works if we just let her do her job.
 
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