1. Sean Boyd says

    Something tells me you’d get more accomplished with your spider army if you started with Texas spiders.

  2. robro says

    Gossamer trails of silk waft through the air as the spiders appear to be in full flight in our back yard outside of San Francisco.

  3. =8)-DX says

    @PZ #1

    Both photos to scale

    I didn’t know spiders have scales. Thanks for that biological update on arthropods. I already know childers are frequently as squamea convolvens.

  4. magistramarla says

    The spiders weren’t so bad, but I really hated the scorpions and the huge flying bugs that kept us from using our patio for most of the year.

  5. mikehuben says

    If you want interesting spiders, come visit me in Ecuador. I used to share my house in the Amazon with tarantulas, geckos and an occasional snake or anole. It was really interesting when the army ants marched in and everything that was hiding in the house evacuated to the ceilings.