((( Wild Florida Spiders 2012 )))

John Apple

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what is a beating sheet Joe....I do have a white 4x4 vynal cloth sheet I use for leaf litter
 

John Koerner

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Hey John;

As you mentioned, the Green Lynxes are pretty much ubiquitous, but the Brown, Bark, Striped, Florida, and Cougar Lynxes are best caught with a sweep net, or (as Joe mentions) a beat sheet.

I will have a blog post finished not too long from now, featuring both Joe himself (and yours truly) working the field with these tools (until we got rained-out :laugh: ), but they're pretty simple and you may already have seen them put to use. Striped and Florida Lynxes tend to be found in grasses and low bushes/shrubs, while Brown Lynxes are found in overhanging branches and Bark Lynxes tend to be on (you guessed it!) bark :biggrin:

I have only found the Cougar Lynxes in certain ecosystems in Marion County, however, so "location" can matter with certain species.

Cheers,

Jack
 

John Koerner

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More Wild Spiders

Here are some new shots taken today of a Burrowing Wolf Spider male:


Burrowing Wolf Spider ♂
(Geolycosa patellonigra)







Enjoy!

Jack
 
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