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#12015190 - 01/01/17 08:53 PM flying spiders ? or am i crazy ?
kevine80 Offline
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so i went to sommerville again today --and again was let down ---but now to the crazy part

i was in the middle of the lake ---- 1/2 a mile from the nearest shore -- and kept getting spiderwebs all over the place

this is the second time it has happened to me there and i know my boat is not infested !

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#12015200 - 01/01/17 08:57 PM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: kevine80]
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That is how they migrate. They throw their webs out into the air and the wind catches it. They hang onto their webs and ride the wind to where ever it takes them.

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#12015204 - 01/01/17 09:01 PM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
That is how they migrate. They throw their webs out into the air and the wind catches it. They hang onto their webs and ride the wind to where ever it takes them.


Yep, see'em on the golf course all the time doing that. Go from one tree to another or latch on to the golf cart. Cheap way to travel don't cha know. roflmao
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#12015207 - 01/01/17 09:02 PM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: Ken A.]
kevine80 Offline
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im 53 years old and have spent my whole life on the water and have never seen this before --with that being said i find that answer to be logical --but what was funny was that close to shore did not observe it as much !

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#12015335 - 01/01/17 10:20 PM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
That is how they migrate. They throw their webs out into the air and the wind catches it. They hang onto their webs and ride the wind to where ever it takes them.


Yep, see'em on the golf course all the time doing that. Go from one tree to another or latch on to the golf cart. Cheap way to travel don't cha know. roflmao


Yup! Was going to point out the golf course too! I played Friday and Saturday and they were terrible!
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#12015337 - 01/01/17 10:21 PM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: kevine80]
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They aren't lieing, talk about a mess while running down a lake and hitting spider webs. scared

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#12015423 - 01/02/17 12:23 AM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: kevine80]
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yea and the little boogers bite also, got bit by one on texoma last oct., saw the webs brushed one off my face and pow got it right in the back of the neck, still have the hard knot it left
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#12015493 - 01/02/17 06:09 AM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: kevine80]
ForkedJames Offline
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I think it's called Ballooning.
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#12015554 - 01/02/17 07:28 AM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: kevine80]
Lucky Al Offline
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Is this the same kind of spider that makes webs around limbs on my Live Oak tree?

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#12015562 - 01/02/17 07:35 AM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: kevine80]
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You might be crazy but flyin' spiders is real.

Fairly common in my area. I remember once, many years ago I was in downtown Houston to get a passport. Waaay up, like 40 stories or more I looked out the window and watched as many of the flying spiders went by, likely on an aerial voyage of many, if not many dozens of miles.

It is the natural habit of some species to spread their range this way.
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#12015703 - 01/02/17 09:07 AM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: kevine80]
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Come on guys!! Don't ya'll remember Charlotte's Web??? That's how all her kids flew the coup!! :-)
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#12016480 - 01/02/17 04:45 PM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: jackson_ranger]
kevine80 Offline
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lol guess i should pay more attention to the animated movies i watch !

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#12016509 - 01/02/17 05:03 PM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: kevine80]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Originally Posted By: kevine80
lol guess i should pay more attention to the animated movies i watch !


Lol!! Having small kids makes it easier to see these kinds of details.
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#12016533 - 01/02/17 05:14 PM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Originally Posted By: jackson_ranger
Come on guys!! Don't ya'll remember Charlotte's Web??? That's how all her kids flew the coup!! :-)


Crazy, but that's how I remember learning about it too...thus crazy weather has spiders, ladybugs, mosquitoes, fire ants, and others procreating much earlier than normal...seems like it has jumped into the 80s every other week since the end of Nov
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#12016750 - 01/02/17 06:57 PM Re: flying spiders ? or am i crazy ? [Re: JD/76708]
kevine80 Offline
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probably why my fishing has been so screwed up lately !
i consider myself to be a decent fisherman --but man its been tough for me lately !

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