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56 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
branches of a dry mesquite tree,
with some of the dry mesquite
leaves interwoven to a branch at
its base. After removing the en-
tire branch with the oval shaped
and silk-like glittering nest, I pre-
pared at home the fine photo seen
elsewhere in this issue w ith ex-
tra founsin' ITnSeS tlns';e o onr'
these and other spiders provide
for their offspring , as this nest,
with its living contents, was pre-
pare(1 lby the IIother spider 10
survive duringg a hitter coldl winter
when the nest wolld have been ex-
p)osed to severe cold and rainy
weather. :;(1 afford the young in
spring or suntmier imle to escape
its protective hull and escape on
the prairie plains.
The trapdloor spider species,
SPInER iREEIIIN i EST
SILVER Siou \
After the outer eapsu!re of the cj-
coon was opened with scissors
and some of the weblinings con-
taining myriads of pinhead large
spiders and ova were artificially
expelled outside the cocoon, as
seen in the photo. The your spi-
ders proved on microscopic exam-
ination, to be of the same type of
arachnids as the two large prairie
spiders described and this speci-
men illucidates how wonderfully
Orr"I .\ SPI te;.
"T 1nnI ouia S'IDER t Slightly Magniied.)
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Menger, R. Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses, book, 1913; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143558/m1/60/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.