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Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Not a plant but...
« on: September 20, 2017, 03:20:02 pm »
...any idea who is living in here?
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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #1 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:
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #2 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
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Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 06:54:58 am »
Not cuckoo spit, more solid than that, and wrong time of year.

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 07:12:59 am »
I think it is a spider nest.

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #5 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 :-)

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #6 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.

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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #7 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:
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harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #8 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"!

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #9 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!!!!!

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #10 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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YorkshireLass

  • Joined Mar 2010
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2017, 07:08:35 pm »
A google image search can be very, um, educational

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #12 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:
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Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Not a plant but...
« Reply #13 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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