Mary and I went on a spider safari. In our house. It started out fine; we didn’t find much in the living spaces of our home, but then we decided to dive down into…the basement.
We found MONSTERS!
Oh, wait. That’s just one thing from my son’s old Dungeons & Dragons collection. What we actually found was Pholcus. Pholcus everywhere. We took a few photos before fleeing.
I’m not a big fan of the Pholcidae. They just hang around hugely, not moving much, but if any of the Theridiidae that I favor show up, they kill and eat them. So there they are.
Curiously, when I checked out our basement in August, there was nothing but dead husks and old cobwebs. They’re going through a population explosion right now.