Big Balls

Big Balls

This little guy had spun his web between my computer screen and desk lamp overnight. I like his hairy legs and those things that MAY be his eyes – or maybe not. He was really only about 1 cm long.

Edit: not eyes, but pedipalps – tasting organs and in males, enlarged and doubling as genitals. This one has pretty large palps, so it’s probably a male. So big balls was right on target, yay!

Edit 2: Two weeks and he is still living near my desk, albeit a bit more hidden now. I’m wondering how long he can survive on dust? Not many flies around this time of year.

Posted by synthetic_meat on 2010-08-20 21:18:01

Tagged: , spinne , spider , hairy legs , big balls , macro , belly , Araneus diadematus , kreuzspinne , cross spider