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Feb 28, 2012 4:33 PM

Unidentified cobweb tubes

At the weekend I dismantled a long disused wooden garden shed. Around the base, sandwiched between the bottom timber of the wall panel and the wooden base I found numerous clusters of tubes as in the attached photo, which I assume were made by spiders.


The tubes are around 50-100mm long and creamy in colour, made out of densely packed threads. A few small dead spiders were found as well.


I am assuming they are brood tubes / nests / breeding cells for some kind of spider. I have come accross the more normal indicidual small round cells before, but never seen anything like these clusters of tubes.


Are they unusual and what are they please?


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