A spider web, spiderweb, spider's web or cobweb (from the obsolete word "coppe", meaning "spider" ) is a device built by a spider out of proteinaceous spider silk extruded from its spinnerets. Insects can get trapped in spider webs, providing nutrition to the spider; however, not all spiders build webs to catch prey, and some do not build webs at all.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Lots of things going one here, the MOST important is our Anniversary on Sunday. Got me Tootsies embellished. Flowers on one toe and a fish and 2 hearts on the other…we DID go Fishing on our Honeymoon…and of course I had POSEYS for our Wedding.
Then there are the Olympics, my Fathers Birthday, the BIGGIE Picnic here, then Labor Day, Jubilee, the eldest and her hubby going to be visiting, and then Sweeties B Day and the Annual trek to Canada…
Needless to say this has been one Hectic summer. The three new dogs etc…
Bottom line all is well, and soon when the bitter winds blow inside will be necessary… I do love being outside, EVEN training the dogs.
The garden, when I have the chance to go in there is doing wonderfully, Sweetie sure does wonders with his garden.
I have not blogged much, but that is ok, this summer just has been such that time for blogging takes low priority.
Many Projects are taking longer to complete BUT progress is happening I dast say blogging will be sparse for a time…
Monday, August 04, 2008
What is a Praying Mantis? The praying mantids, or praying mantises, are carnivorous insects that belong to the family. There are about 2,000 species of mantids. The biggest praying mantises are the Tenodera and the Archimantis, which are six inches long! The smallest praying mantis is the Bolbe pygmaea, which is only 2/5 of an inch, or one-centimeter. Unbelievably, some scientists agree the mantis is closely related to the cockroach. The name "mantis" comes from the Greek word for 'prophet' or 'soothsayer.' The Carolina mantid is a common insect of Eastern United States. The European and Chinese species were introduced to the Northeastern United States about 75 years ago as garden predators in hopes of overtaking the native pest population.