A Leek-y Spider

Two days ago I was searching for an interesting blog subject, and a tiny jumping spider came to the rescue. It was crawling around on some leeks in the garden. I’m pretty sure this spider is a Sassacus vitis. Can you see it below? It’s near the top and center.

 

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The top of its body was iridescent gold and glittered in the sun.

 

 

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If there’s such a thing as a cute spider, it would probably be this one. It never hurts to have two (relatively) big, puppy dog eyes, even if there’re a few more to go along with them.

 

 

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Here’s a shot that includes my fingers for perspective.

 

 

 

 

It was climbing up and down the plants, probably hunting for some tiny bugs. It never found anything while I was watching, so it must have got bored and decided to go bungee jumping…

 

 

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climb…

 

 

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climb…

 

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climb…

 

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viewpoint…

 

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climb…

 

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summit…

 

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check conditions…

 

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Weeeee!!!

 

 

It went up and down on its web a few times before finally dropping all the way down. I guess leek jumping is all the rage nowadays.

As seen here, jumping spiders mainly use their webs as safety ropes as they crawl and jump around. Thanks, little spider, for providing the weekly entertainment (and guarding the leeks).

 

 

Here’s the Macro Mystery #7 object. Cloth/fabric was hopefully not too hard to guess. This soft cloth was interesting because it had hexagonal indentations in the material.

 

 

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Macro Mystery #7 reveal – a soft cloth.

 

 

And here’s Macro Mystery #8.

 

 

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Macro Mystery #8 – cropped clue.

 

 

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Macro Mystery #8 – full clue.

 

 

Can you guess what this object is? The answer will be revealed next week!

 

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