DrAjao

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brute

i was given an office to consult in at the village health centre i was posted to

later i was asked to move to another office which had no door

in protest i didn't consult there for a few days

by the time i relented i found that this fellow was more than willing to use my office

i used a broom to remove the web...i kinda just bunched it around the broom

you won't believe that i couldn't pry the broom apart with the bunched up web around it...yes the fibres were that strong!

talk less of the brute

this post shows it close to it's actual size! (my screen resolution is 1024x768 pixels)

brute

i was given an office to consult in at the village health centre i was posted to

later i was asked to move to another office which had no door

in protest i didn't consult there for a few days

by the time i relented i found that this fellow was more than willing to use my office

i used a broom to remove the web...i kinda just bunched it around the broom

you won't believe that i couldn't pry the broom apart with the bunched up web around it...yes the fibres were that strong!

talk less of the brute

this post shows it close to it's actual size! (my screen resolution is 1024x768 pixels)

comments (10)

Love thy neighbour as thyself!
DrAW!: let's hear you say it in his presence
My feeble heart would have just stopped smile
DrAW!: lol
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Feb 2008, 10:19
nasty looking dude!!
DrAW!: sure is deji
  • Noa
  • London
  • 4 Feb 2008, 14:19
Yikes!
DrAW!: now that's a normal reaction grin
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 4 Feb 2008, 20:40
I'd say it's kinda cute.
DrAW!: at least both you and the spider agree grin
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...has been a nice day on the whole
  • 4 Feb 2008, 23:24
Kinda cute wasn't my first reaction Doc! Impressive..yes. Big...fairly. Cute...Nosmile
DrAW!: lol
thanks bill
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 6 Feb 2008, 00:06
Creepy! Not at all cute!
DrAW!: lol
thanks jewly
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 6 Feb 2008, 08:24
Spiders in photographs intrigue me. Spiders in person terrify me. Any idea what type of spider it is?
DrAW!: no idea kathryn
  • boye
  • USA
  • 10 Feb 2008, 18:30
After much research I can tell you this is an orb web spider, nephila sp.

some interesting facts on this genus of spiders
"In modern times, the Golden Orb Web Spider's silk is set to become a major product. The silk is almost as strong as Kevlar, the strongest man-made material which is drawn from concentrated sulphuric acid. In contrast, spider silk is drawn from water. If we could manufacture spider silk, it would have a million uses from parachutes, bullet-proof vests, lightweight clothing, seatbelts, light but strong ropes, as sutures in operations, artificial tendons and ligaments. Studies are now being done to have genetically engineered plants produce fluid polymers which can be processed into silk! Spiders are not used to produce silk fabric because Silkworm Moth caterpillars produce twice as much silk and are easier to manage (for example, they don't eat each other up!!)."
DrAW!: wow
thanks boye! smile
  • jane obiora
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • 10 Apr 2008, 14:23
uuuugghh! this thing is creepy. If u look closer u can see a face on that thing and its frowning (the blue head area).
DrAW!: LOL!!!

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