saddest six word short story: "the agenda has not been published"

19: a cobweb spider (family Theridiidae) from the Queen & Dufferin railway underpass. I like its beady little eyes. 🐦

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18 (hey, it's still today somewhere): at first I thought the tiny red specks scrambling around on a utility box were sidewalk mites, but they were larval whirligig mites! As larvae, mites have only 6 legs. 🐦

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🔁 @markusoff@twitter.com: Legendary vandalism in Calgary's Ward 6. This happened when Richard Pootmans first ran in 2010, and he says likely boosted his name recognition. twitter.com/markusoff/status/1 🐘

17: a wee baby woodlouse hunter (Dysdera crocata)! Found at the Dunn pedestrian bridge over the railway tracks. 🐦

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16: a ground crab spider, Xysticus—I think? There are some similar-looking genera (Bassaniana, Ozyptila, Coriarachne) and I don't know how to tell the difference between them. 🐦

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12: babby's frist føöd

(Leaf-curling sac spider, Clubiona, on a park bench) 🐦

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11: oh to be a little furrow orbweaver resting in a purple flower petal 🐦

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9: I've posted this before, I think, but I like it a lot so I'm posting it again. Through a veil of fuzzy silk, a hacklemesh weaver's eyes gleam as she guards her brood of spiderlings.

(This was before they ate her ofc) 🐦

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FOSS (Forced Open Source Software)

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8: a parasitic larval mite on an aphid. Probably Trombidiidae or Erythraeidae, as larvae these parasitize other arthropods, then grow up to be free-living predators. 🐦

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