Ice Cubes - Sons and
Daughters of the Ice
On February 8, 2010, I found some Running Crab Spiders and
some Larinioides orb weavers
in freezing temperatures attempting to make a little whoopee on
Antelope Island. I named them
the Ice Spiders. On May 18 I found these little spiders, the
offspring of the ice spiders,
same area and decided to share the new photos for the arachnid family
live the hardy spider babies!
This is a beautiful male Larinioides Orb Weaver - what a
handsome devil. The spitting image of his
father (second photo
down on the Ice Spiders page)!
This beautiful female Larinioides was watching the guys go
by. Not a hair out of place and dreaming
of frosty ice encounters next February. Her
mother would be proud!
Young Running Crab Spider in a gorgeous new outfit just
waiting for lunch. A perfect specimen
of a Philodromid with the speed of an athlete. It's all
about the genes,
generations. © Carol Davis, 4-18-2010
Good luck, little Ice Cubes.
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