Oct 29, 2021

Spider Guarding Her Eggs

A daddy long-legged spider, as they are known by many, or just a house spider,

They have a few names: olcus phalangioides, cellar spiders, etc.

I saw the little spider in the corner of my garden shed with a small egg sack of spiders. 

creeping slowly I tried to get quite close, but I was filming freehand, so it was difficult to try to stay steady and I did not want to get too close and scare the little spider.


Many people hate spiders, but they do no harm, but people always want to step on them for no reason.

So I always try and just leave them be, like this little spider. 

Look at it this way, they keep flies away and limit the number of flies in your house. We all know the common house fly carries around 30 different types of diseases, so choose your ally. I chose the spider.


Myth

I have heard a lot of myths about these spiders. For example, they are the most poisonous spiders in the world, even worse than the famous black widow spider. 

But because they are so small, they are harmless to humans because either they have no fangs or their fangs cannot penetrate human skin. 

Well, to be honest, I have no clue what is true. I think they do have fangs, but I think the most dangerous spider part is a myth.



The daddy long legs were in my garden shed, probably because it was dry and with it being winter. 

I will not be going in there to do any type of garden work. So I guess the spider has a home for the winter. 

This is not my best video; it was just a quick video. It is a little shaky as I did not use a tripod.

I used my macro lens (Canon 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM) to film this spider. It is an awesome lens. If I had used a tripod and macro rail, the video would have been a lot more clear and steady.