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Thread: Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Sindh, Pakistan

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    Post Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Sindh, Pakistan

    Although this does not specify the type(s) of spider in question, I thought this might be of interest to some of you:

    "An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.
    Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh have never seen this phenonemon before - but they also report that there are now less mosquitos than they would expect, given the amoungt of stagnant, standing water that is around.
    It is thought that the mosquitos are getting caught in the webs and may be reducing the risk of malaria, which would be one blessing for the people of Sindh, facing so many other hardships after the floods.
    UK aid - in response to the Pakistan floods - is helping millions of survivors return home and rebuild their lives.
    Find out more about the UK government's response to the Pakistan floods at www.dfid.gov.uk/pakistan-floods-six-months
    Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development"

    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/5571181942/

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    There must be some serious amounts of spiders in those trees to create that amount of webbing

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    indeed Pete, its been like that for over 6 months!
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    wow that is a shocking sight

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    That is impressive but sad at the same time, since the conditions are still so bad over there.

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