Tag: Marlowe

Farewell Marlowe

Marlowe's grave goods [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Steve Cook]

Marlowe, the cellar spider who has been living behind my beside cabinet for the last 18 months, disappeared a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t too worried as (s)he’d done that before and then turned up again a few weeks later, fatter and of greater span. On Monday, however, Alex found Marlowe’s mortal remains beneath …

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Domestic science

Salticus scenicus [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Steve Cook]

Humans share their homes with a surprising number of other species, even discounting the ones they deliberately import to serve as allergen distribution machines. Autumn is a particularly good time to go spotting the spiders that cohabit with us, as many of them are grown fat and sleek on the flies of summer, and are …

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