Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Friday, February 22, 2013

Frosty Spider

     Several weeks ago, during a period of above freezing temperatures, I noticed a spider by my kitchen door. identified it as Steatoda triangulosa.  I expected the spider to go back into hiding as soon as the temperatures fell, but she remained unmoved.  
When she stayed put, after over a week of temperatures well below freezing, I decided she must have ceased to be.

I was wrong!  
She somehow managed to move herself seven inches toward the door.  

     She stayed there only one day.  I am assuming she squeezed herself into the crack again.

What was she doing outside?  How could she survive so long in the cold?
I have researched in vain and would appreciate any help.

1 comment:

  1. Just me . .
    I wonder if she was migrating towards any warmth the door could have been transmitting from inside.