Glowz is becoming a Star
July 30, 2010
This is not Glowz but Glowz could be the same type of spider. I took this photo a few years ago in our yard and it is typical of the spiders we see usually in the early morning or we walk into their webs at night. I look for both Chris Adams and John Vacadude to illustrate Glowz since he/she is becoming such a main character in this second clutch. It should be fun. If you have suggestions let them know. Have you ever wondered why 7 times in your life you wake up not feeling good? I may have the answer. Last night someone posted in the chat room that the average person swallows 7 spiders in their lifetime while sleeping. I don’t know if that is true or not but I put a mask on last night.
I have not taken any photos the last two nights because McGee has decided he is not coming in until after 11 PM PDT and I have gone to bed. He did this during the first clutch also coming in as late as 1 AM. Once the eggs start to hatch I look for McGee to start coming in early again. I think the reason that McGee is not bringing in as much food is that Molly is not asking for it. During the first clutch when it was colder at night she squawked all night long, now with the warmer weather she hardly squawks at all.
It will also be interesting to see if Molly gives us the same clue she did in the first clutch as to when the first egg was about ready to hatch. She switched from swallowing her food whole to ripping off small pieces. So keep a close watch for this to happen. We are only 7 to 10 days away from projected first egg hatching. If I remember correctly, all the eggs except Max, hatched during the day time, mostly noon to 6 PM. To be honest I had thought most of them would have been born at night to give them more protection but that didn’t happen. We will see if that continues to be the case.
DVD Update: DVDs, Molly’s Story, are to be shipped to us August 5th so it look like they are going to be close to the 10 days they said. We will start shipping as soon as we receive them. Austin is still taking orders just shipping has been delayed. www.austin4media.com
P.S. I look up the bit about swallowing spiders while sleeping. It is not true so I tossed my mask in the trash. I feel better now, how about you. It seems that myth was created by a newspaper columnist just to show how gullible people are.