Today I tried to paint my shed again! But look what was stopping me, I moved them along a bit, but they all huddled together again. I hadn't got the heart to brush them away, so for now I painted around them All these baby spiders will be gone soon, anyway
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How are spiders social or insects? Why not add a arachnid forum.
You've missed something here Ant ;D
The board is called the "Social Insect Room"not because it has anything to do with social insects in any way, shape or form; but because it can be viewed by all, members and guests alike. Just like the "Spiders Webs" board is for web sites done by members and not arachnids
So when we name a board, it only reflects on its actual purpose; and NOT necessarily what it is about (although in many cases it does)
This board being for general topics therefore has more diverse threads than say "Ant Hunting". Hence the fact that the spiderling photos have ended up in here!
I hope this has clarified things for you regarding the layout of boards on our Ant Hill?
The spiders are common garden ones, which are either the Crab Spider (Misumena valia) or perhaps (and this is more likely) the Common Garden Spider (Aranea diadema). It is not so easy to ID them at such a small size and young age, as their appearance will change as they grow. It is also possible, though much less likely, that they could be Money Spiders (Linyphia triangularis) which are extremely common across Sussex, and a 10 Acre field has been estimated to hold a million of these tiny critters.