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Noahma 10-05-2009 06:35 PM

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?

RegalT 10-05-2009 08:26 PM

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

Noahma 10-05-2009 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by RegalT (Post 253324)
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.

willieturnip 10-06-2009 04:32 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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