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This is a discussion on White spider within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; My house is situated next to a river... today we went for a walk to ...

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    My house is situated next to a river... today we went for a walk to pick up some smooth granite pebbles. When I stumbled on this cute interaction...
    A little white spider living under a white flower





    In the background of the picture you see some buildings from the primary school I attended in the 80s.

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    Cool spider. Do you know what kind it is? I have not seen a white one before. Also, what are the tiny orange flowers in the last photo?

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    Looks like a beautiful place to take a walk . I have not seen a white spider either, it sure blends in with the lily .. Gin

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    What a cute spider, I too have never seen a white one. Are those Calla Lilies? The orange flowers almost look like nasturtiums. What a lovely area.
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    It's a type of crab spider. They come in a number of colors -- yellow, pink, green for example. The coloration helps to hide it from both predators and prey.

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    Hi Yes they are Nasturtiums, or as we call them, Kappertjies (say cupper-keys) which I think is from dutch or very early afrikaans meaning little kappies (those funny hats women wore in centuries past) As the do have a similar shape....

    There are banks of the stuff... its basicaly a weed over here. at the back of the flower it forms a long point like a pointy hat... as children we used to collect tonnes of the stuff... you bite off the tip and suck out the sweetest nectar.

    I am not familiar with the spider's name... only seen one or two in my life.

    But yep its a realy nice area. I think I can stand by my swimming pool and throw a rock in the river....

    The name of the liley escapes me now... we call the vark blomme (pig flowers) and the english people call them pig ears...
    I took this pic in my garden

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    Cool spidey!!!!! You guys find the neatest wildlife, I tell ya! I'm gonna go look for some tail-less squirrels or something...

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    That's a neat spider and how cool is it to have a river running in your backyard (and such a pretty river too!)

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