5.24.2012

Lots of Legs

Yesterday morning, before I headed to work, Treebeard and I took a walk around the yard.  We like to keep up with what's going on out there, you know.  As we passed by one of the red cedars growing on the lower end of the property Treebeard spotted something neither of us had observed before - a molting daddy longlegs.


While we watched this critter wriggling out of its out-grown skin, I looked around and spotted a couple more in various states of molt.  I was surprised to see so many so close together. 

It was a fun find.  You just never know what you're going to see when you take the time to look.

9 comments:

Ellen Rathbone said...

That's gotta be one of the coolest things I've ever seen...and I've seen a lot of cool stuff! Now I have to look for one of those around here. :)

swamp4me said...

It was cool. Kind of freaky looking - we couldn't tell at first if it was something molting or if it was a bunch of parasites erupting from something :)

Anonymous said...

Very Cool!

Rob said...

Right place - Right time. Great photo!

gillesarbour said...

Wow! I have never seen this. Ever. It is fascinating. Great find!

Anonymous said...

Hey Swampy,

The out-grown skin would make neat earrings, don't you think??

SIL

swamp4me said...

SIL,
Yeah, they would ;)

Pablo said...

Wow, it never occurred to me that they would molt.

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