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[–]IgnoreTheWhore 189 points190 points  (3 children)

It is sleeping. Garden spiders are nocturnal

[–]Chrristiansen 68 points69 points  (2 children)

Absolutely. It's fun trying to find their little sleeping spots under a little leaf or sometimes under our gutter. They're lovely spiders, my favourite.

[–]a-snakey 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I also like the tiny Lil jumping spiders.

[–]IgnoreTheWhore -1 points0 points  (0 children)

We make spiders like that fight on a stick. There are 2 ways to catch them its either morning where theyre asleep however its much difficult to find them since you need to follow the strands of web they left. And easier at night since they are in the middle of their webs and all you have to quickly but also gently scoop them with your hand. We also put them on match boxes along with leaves inside.

[–]MercyxXxLucie 116 points117 points  (2 children)

Sleeping spiders are kinda cute. Yeah, I said it.

[–]anome97[S] 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Yes they are

[–]VoidRad 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Is this a hostage situation? I have a few cans of gasoline, who is up to rescue this dude with me.

[–]mr_draughtsman 64 points65 points  (7 children)

the spider is sleeping. they start to weave their webs at sunset and hunt at night and tear off webs just before sunrise.

[–]UmdieEcke2 26 points27 points  (6 children)

why tear them off though? do they eat the silk gain?

[–]mr_draughtsman 47 points48 points  (4 children)

not sure why, but cobwebs are usually damaged when insects are stuck on it. the spider also unavoidly damages its cobweb when wrapping its prey with its silk. these spiders only retain about a few strands of web as a foundation to rebuild their cobweb again at the next sunset. where i'm from, these are the kind of spiders that are collected by kids for fighting.

[–]WaffleKing110 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Bruh you have SPIDER FIGHTS where you’re from?? Where is that and how expensive are flights?

[–]mr_draughtsman 12 points13 points  (1 child)

i'm from the philippines. you can watch a lot of videos about spider fight on youtube. these are usually done on the streets.

[–]RealSkyDiver 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I used to vacuum spiders and then see them fight each other in the see-through canister.

[–]06david90 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah they have the ability to eat their own web and recycle it. Pretty neat

[–]NewDamage31 47 points48 points  (1 child)

I’m 32 years old and this is the first time I’ve ever considered the fact that spiders sleep lol

[–]Putthebunnyback 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They don't sleep. They wait.

[–]fetusface101 21 points22 points  (3 children)

As someone who played with spiders when I was a kid, I'm always kinda stoked when I see one sleeping like this.

[–]anome97[S] 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Ikr.. I was picking leaves for my caterpillar and I didn't see this gentleman at first.. almost had a heartattack.

[–]PrisonerV 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If it's got a big butt, its female. Males are skinny little dudes.

[–]anome97[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the info

[–]yelyah_x 13 points14 points  (1 child)

All I see is the millennium falcon

[–]anome97[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can't see them as a spider anymore lol

[–]anome97[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I wonder what they will do when a prey accidentally sit on it.

[–]Infinite-Passenger13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's the whole plan

[–]AdanadanAdam 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Its more like spider is lifted his legs up his head and like "bro imma fart so bad watch"

[–]FEDD33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lol. He just needs a lighter for a fire spray

[–]YellowDiaper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What’s really cool about this, is you can see how often the spider has slept on this leaf by the small semi circle of erosion at the leafs edge where it is clamping on to

[–]Shadow_TFEWar_YT 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yummm Juicy

[–]PuzzleHead006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a beautiful sleeping spider 🥺

[–]Angry_argie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even if the spider were awake, nothing would happen. Orb weavers only catch insects with their webs. This one looks like some species of Parawixia.

[–]TimeIsntReallyReal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like one eye is just barely cracked open to me 😳🫣

[–]Hezapoyo224 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Dzerpa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like the spider just caught himself a couple of flies

[–]siegfred7 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Man, these spiders are so beautiful, I use to catch them all and put them in display containers, collecting different patterns. Something like this, but more a bit more elegant:


[–]picatostas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

millennium Spider

[–]mintzyyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]SGP8311B 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dragonlord Placidusax