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I have been weeding

  1. Apr 25, 2015 #1

    wolram

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    Totally out of character for me because i hate gardening, but i have been weeding for Kia, while i was doing this i was amazed at how many spiders were about, i could not move without seeing one, is this normal or have we been invaded by alien spiders?
     
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  3. Apr 25, 2015 #2

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    Be thankful you don't live on Guam. There are spiders there the size of small birds.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2015 #3

    wolram

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    I can be thankful for not living on Guam, but where do all my spiders come from?
     
  5. Apr 25, 2015 #4

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    That quite normal for the UK and similar climates where a rich soil and moisture support lots of insects, worms, snails, arachnida and myriapoda.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2015 #5

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    I, too, have an amazing number of spiders in my garden. They're black or very dark grey, and about 1 to 2 cm. They're lightning fast! They're not aggressive at all, and mostly do what they can to stay out of my way. It's not unusual to see 5 or more in a square foot, especially in warm weather.

    One good thing about spiders: if you see a lot of them, it's a good sign there aren't many pesticides around. They're at the top of the insect food chain:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomagnification

    I don't like spiders generally, but this kind I don't get too worked up about.
     
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