Couldn’t figure out how to edit this. But I wanted to share the feeling of enjoying the cool Potomac River!

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Recognizing Daddy-long-legs

Daddy 7

Daddy-long-legs are born with 8 legs. But they often lose legs. We have seen them getting around perfectly well with only 5 legs. Please let me know leg counts you observe.  Sometimes you can identify a daddy-long-legs you see more often by counting legs. When you count, you need to note the pattern of legs. If the critter has 3 legs on the left side, which ‘leg’ is missing? Is it the front ‘feeler’ leg, the hind leg or one of the middle legs?  I have not decided how to count 1/2 legs since they don’t provide much support.


Spider  web

That weird, gross-looking stuff on the bottom of the plastic Chinese soup container is a spider web that I tried to knock off a wreath with the container. The spider web stuck to the container. So I put it in the dishwasher. This photo shows what it looked like after going through an entire dishwasher cycle. All those articles we read about the strength of spiderwebs are obviously true!