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post #1 of 4 Old 10-05-2009, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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spider living in a water Aquarium?

Well I planted my aquatic 4 leaf clover in the tank a few days ago. While the growth is making me happy, there is something else that is kind of freaking me out a bit. I have a little tiny spider making a web (yes under water) in the plant. What the heck is this little guy, and how is he alive under water?
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-05-2009, 09:26 PM
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some spiders, like the one you are talking about are able to form a little bubble of air around there mouth and dive under water to build there nest. Kind of cool huh! post a pic
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-05-2009, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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some spiders, like the one you are talking about are able to form a little bubble of air around there mouth and dive under water to build there nest. Kind of cool huh! post a pic
the guy is very tiny, maybe 2-3mm total. If I can find a way to get a good pic I will try. I have never said this about a spider lol but it is kinda cute. He has not left the clover all eve.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-06-2009, 05:32 PM
Some spiders are so small that they can absorb enough oxygen from the surrounding water.

I had a similar situation with a slug once. It was alive for days, seemingly indefinitely, until my dempsey ate him!
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