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Growing => Identification => Topic started by: Foobar on September 20, 2017, 03:20:02 pm

Title: Not a plant but...
Post by: Foobar on September 20, 2017, 03:20:02 pm
...any idea who is living in here?
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: waterbuffalofarmer on September 20, 2017, 11:28:15 pm
had that with some of the weeds on some of our land too. Tbh I can't remember what it was, as insect of some sort I think :thinking:
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: SallyintNorth on September 21, 2017, 05:14:59 am
Is it what we used to call 'cuckoo spit'?   If so, it's the nymph of the froghopper. 

RHS has a page about it here (https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=490)
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: Foobar on September 21, 2017, 06:54:58 am
Not cuckoo spit, more solid than that, and wrong time of year.
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: Buttermilk on September 21, 2017, 07:12:59 am
I think it is a spider nest.
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: Foobar on September 21, 2017, 08:10:37 am
Hmm, i will cut them off then (there are quite a few), and put them somewhere safe, otherwise they will get mown :-)
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: Fleecewife on September 21, 2017, 11:27:30 am

Google 'spiders cocoon images' and you'll see a couple like it - one is a cave spider which yours clearly isn't, another is hanging from a rush, but isn't exactly the same unless it's showing an already hatched sac.
I didn't put the links as they're several lines long.


If you are going to move the cocoon, then you need to take the whole rush stalk with you, and make sure the cocoon is still hanging, and is in the same sort of place.

Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: SallyintNorth on September 21, 2017, 11:36:24 am
I have googled and was met with a (word picture, thankfully) vision of a man getting a 4 hour erection after finding a spider cocoon on his bananas.   :unwell:
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: harmony on September 21, 2017, 12:04:10 pm
I have googled and was met with a (word picture, thankfully) vision of a man getting a 4 hour erection after finding a spider cocoon on his bananas.   :unwell:


It's the home of the "Viagra Spider"!
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: Foobar on September 21, 2017, 12:07:19 pm
Woo, excellent, thank you @Fleecewife .


I will do as you say and take the whole stalk - there is a log rack nearby I can stick them in where they should be safe.


I've no idea what Sally googled to get her results!!!!!
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: waterbuffalofarmer on September 21, 2017, 03:19:14 pm
I have googled and was met with a (word picture, thankfully) vision of a man getting a 4 hour erection after finding a spider cocoon on his bananas.   :unwell:
The internet is truly a weird place...
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Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: YorkshireLass on September 21, 2017, 07:08:35 pm
A google image search can be very, um, educational
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: Fleecewife on September 21, 2017, 11:24:33 pm
How come I miss out on all the interesting things ???   The closest I've got to anything raunchy was by searching black horned sheep.  That involved well endowed gentlemen although again no piccies.  And we all love piccies, don't we  :eyelashes:


Sally, you've lowered the tone  :tired:    But really, after seeing a spider cocoon? Or was it cos it was on his banana?  :idea:   :coat:
Title: Re: Not a plant but...
Post by: waterbuffalofarmer on September 30, 2017, 05:38:46 pm
How come I miss out on all the interesting things ???   The closest I've got to anything raunchy was by searching black horned sheep.  That involved well endowed gentlemen although again no piccies.  And we all love piccies, don't we  :eyelashes:


Sally, you've lowered the tone  :tired:    But really, after seeing a spider cocoon? Or was it cos it was on his banana?  :idea:   :coat:

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