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TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES. 11
a few more of the miniature ob-
jects seen on the photo may be
The two large specimens of
arachnids (second last row) are
quite common in falltime and are
quite attractive when met with
suspended on their large round
and the huge spider, lodging in
the center, had a large devilshorse
(mantis) between its jaws, and I
succeeded in preparing a nice photo
of the unusual sight, but unlucki-
ly, the plate spoiled after develop-
In the third row, (3rd and 5th
PHOTOMICROGRAPH OF FANGS OF A YOUNG TEXAS CENTEPEDE
network over branches of a bush
or tree, with their brilliant gol-
den-yellow colors, and jet-black
feet, with perhaps a grasshopper or
some other prairie insect between
the mandibles. During a hunting
trip last winter, I met a beautiful
network of such a spider along the
ro mantic San Antonio river's bank,
views,) are seen the breeding-nest
or cocoon of this same spider spe-
cies. It was found in a hilly region,
suspended on a small-leaved acacia
bush, with myriads of the young
spiders crawling along the suspen-
sion network, which concealed the
cocoon, like so many acrobats.
It is interesting to note the ana-
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