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A pollen noshing spider

 
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May 29, 2019 00:34 |  #1

I watched this small spider for a while whilst it collected potentilla flower pollen by rubbing it's front legs on the anthers and then cleaned the pollen off it's legs off between it's chelicera.

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May 30, 2019 12:24 |  #2

Great captures and very unusual behaviour.


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May 31, 2019 00:18 |  #3

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18869853 (external link)
Great captures and very unusual behaviour.

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Jun 02, 2019 22:42 |  #4

Cool. Somewhere in my computer I’ve got a photo of a small spider eating an anther. Or at least holding it in its mouth.




  
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Jun 03, 2019 00:11 |  #5

Terry McDaniel wrote in post #18871685 (external link)
Cool. Somewhere in my computer I’ve got a photo of a small spider eating an anther. Or at least holding it in its mouth.

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Jun 03, 2019 01:30 |  #6

It must have been bitten by a Lone Star Tick and that forced it to become a vegetarian! :rolleyes:


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Jun 03, 2019 07:43 |  #7

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It must have been bitten by a Lone Star Tick and that forced it to become a vegetarian! :rolleyes:

Had to look that one up snowy - interesting- getting allergic to meat after being bitten by a tick.

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Jun 04, 2019 02:15 |  #8

maybe pollen is used like toothpaste?


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Jun 05, 2019 00:06 |  #9

racketman wrote in post #18872272 (external link)
maybe pollen is used like toothpaste?

Nice idea but apparently spiders do eat pollen.
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