My entire immune system is going through a major crash in the past few days as well as my internet connection!
Though I have done nothing but sit staring at a corner most of the day, it was quite interesting; I spent two whole hours staring at a spider in the window that has lived in my lemon tree for the past six weeks.
It was quite interesting and a bit of an education, because she had two male visitors gently tapping her web in the hopes of becoming her mate. I thought this odd because spider mating season is usually in the autumn, not early summer!
Anyhow after two hours one of them, the biggest one, finally got approval and the other one went scuttling off down the radiator when he found out he was rejected.
Thinking that spiders will mate less than five minutes (as that is what I have seen on TV) I was surprised to see that it lasts around 45 minutes with this couple. She also wasn’t very aggressive with him either, he got away unscathed and when he ran away she ran after him, they kept running backwards and forwards from each other a lot for another hour before he slipped and fell into the radiator and didn’t bother coming back. He is still alive though, I checked.
She on the other hand has settled back in her same old position in the web just 6 inches underneath the rim of my lemon tree pot acting as though nothing has happened.
Although I am scared of spiders because I am allergic to their bites, I love them.