Last updated : 12th february. 2012
since I was a little boy, my fascination for spiders has been
formidable. I wasn't old before I started collecting loads of
these cute little creatures, in big jars. My window sill and shelfs
in my bedroom were stacked! When there was no more room, I let
them out. Well not outside. I released them inside my bedroom.
There they could "establish" themselves on their own
terms and do whatever they wanted.
idea worked perfectly, and a boy with an interest for biology
could lay there and study the spiders behaviour close up, -Until
my mother started the vacuum cleaner and "destroyed"
my bedroom! When that happened, I just started all over again,
collecting new "pets".
all fairness I have to add that my mother never killed the spiders,
she always carried them outside and gave them their freedom. She
is English and has a totally different attitude when it comes
to spiders, unlike most norwegians.
should not kill spiders, that means 7 years of bad luck!,
she always said. This especially applied for the so called "moneyspiders"..,
-these spiders are small, dark and shiny and often make their
webs inside window sills, or in the ceiling. There are different
opinions about the exact specie who has gotten this "nick
name", it differs from place to place. It also ment luck
when other spiders came inside, even if you didn't make quite
as much profit out of it!
fascination for spiders has lasted all this time. Now as a grown
up, I still collect and find new species Many of these you can
find here on my site. I work continiously to develop this website
and try to get it as userfriendly as possible.
website can also be used as a "dictionary/helper" in
schools and for other educational purposes. Others that might
be interested could be people who love nature and wish to satisfy
their curiousity. I would like to thank the arachnologists and
biologists who has given me useful information and help with identification
and biology of many of the spiders on this website.
site will be updated continuosly and I will add new specimens
as often as I can. On the top of the side you will find the information
about the last updates.
Here is a list over "Norwegian" spiders I've observed
and taken pictures of. Enjoy!
Norwegian Enthomological Association
nothing else mentioned, all the spiders are found in Gjerstad,
Aust-Agder, South Norway)
website also has a spider forum. You are welcome to join.
Spiders Corner forum
(With the species expected to occur
of epigyns and palps
spine & trichobothria formular table for Linyphiidae
spiders different webs
to other good nature websites
museum is definately worth a visit!
and Harald Løvbrekke for assisting help.
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For questions about spiders and species, please use our
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Glenn Halvor Morka © 2012.
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