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Pk_#2
09-01-2007, 05:51 PM
Peace,

An enormous spider web has been found at Lake Tawakoni State Park, Texas, US.

It is not the work of one giant spider - rather, millions of small ones have been spinning away and now it is twice the size of a football field.

Park rangers are not sure why the spiders have joined forces - they describe it as a rare occurrence.

Texas A&M University entomologist Professor John Jackman told Associated Press that there were reports of similar webs every couple of years.

The web covers a 180m (650ft) stretch of trees and shrubs in the park.

Although it was initially described as "fairy-tale" white, it has turned brown from all the mosquitoes caught in its trap.

Experts say the web is either the work of social cobweb spiders that work together, or it has been created by spiders spreading out from a central point.

The park superintendent, Donna Garde, has invited arachnid and insect specialists to the park to study it first-hand.

Rangers said they expected the web to last until the autumn, when the spiders will start dying off.



source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6972062.stm
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sapphire
09-01-2007, 05:56 PM
read about that just yest!

all i could say was Subhan'Allah! just amazing!
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Woodrow
09-01-2007, 06:00 PM
:w:

Quite intetresting. The park is north of Dallas almost on the Oklahoma state line. Almost 300 miles noth of me.

Here is a little information about the park and the spiders.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/f...lake_tawakoni/

http://texasento.net/Social_Spider.htm
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Pk_#2
09-01-2007, 06:01 PM
jazakAllah khair bhai :) for the link,

jazakillahu khair sis for comment :D
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Pk_#2
09-01-2007, 06:03 PM
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snakelegs
09-01-2007, 06:14 PM
cool! though most spiders are solitary, there are a few that are social and live in communities.
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Pk_#2
09-01-2007, 06:19 PM
It's cute dou inay

They're a Spider Ummah :D
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Woodrow
09-01-2007, 06:31 PM
Originally Posted by Umma Wasat
It's cute dou inay

They're a Spider Ummah :D
Very interesting observation. Some good food for thought.

Why is it millions of spiders can join together, with only the intelligence of a spider, and build a massive community and even share it with other species.


While us humans can't even live peacefully in a small town, much less accept people that act, believe or look different?
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Trumble
09-01-2007, 06:49 PM
Originally Posted by Woodrow
Very interesting observation. Some good food for thought.

Why is it millions of spiders can join together, with only the intelligence of a spider, and build a massive community and even share it with other species.
Somehow, I think the local fly population might have a rather different perspective. :D

Amazing sight, though. I'm glad it's not in my back yard.. I don't think I could see that without thinking about one BIG spider, and not lots of little ones!
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Tania
09-02-2007, 10:13 AM
But they live very little if in autumn will start dying off :(
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Strzelecki
09-02-2007, 01:45 PM
SubhanAllah!!! That is amazing!!

<3Kudos to the little ones for creating such a spectacular sight/occurrence!!
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Pk_#2
09-02-2007, 03:25 PM
Just a question inshaAllah:

i know there are various Ahadith on 'not killing certain animals and insects'

is there one on spiders?

Post if possible. Tc AsalamuAlaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
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IbnAbdulHakim
09-02-2007, 04:02 PM
nah we shudnt kill em...

unless they invade our property :uuh:
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Pk_#2
09-02-2007, 04:12 PM
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
nah we shudnt kill em...

unless they invade our property :uuh:
That's what i would follow, just wanted dhaleel, for killing them when they invade our house.

jazakAllah khair.
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InToTheRain
09-02-2007, 04:23 PM
:ooh: :ooh: :ooh: My spidey sense is Tingling!

Subaha'Allah that looks amazing!



Originally Posted by Woodrow
While us humans can't even live peacefully in a small town, much less accept people that act, believe or look different?
These creatures where created By Allah(SWT) without freewill, the consequences of our freewill having the ability to reject Allah(SWT) and his advice is the problem :(
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Pk_#2
09-02-2007, 04:31 PM
I wasn't born with thaaaaaat sense..!! ^

The Prophet (s.a.w) said, "Whoever kills a sparrow or anything bigger than that without a just cause, Allah will hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment." The listeners asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what is a just cause?" He replied, "That he will kill it to eat, not simply to chop off its head and then throw it away." (Nisai, Hakim).

The Prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace) said, " Do not harm the creation of Allah." [Abu Dawud, from al-Ma`rur ibn Suwayd. Imam Jamal al-Din al-Zayla`i declared it to be a rigorously authenticated (sahih) hadith in Nasb al-Raya.]

:-\
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*~Sofia~*
09-02-2007, 04:36 PM
Originally Posted by Umma Wasat
Just a question inshaAllah:

i know there are various Ahadith on 'not killing certain animals and insects'

is there one on spiders?

Post if possible. Tc AsalamuAlaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Salam sister,

I found this on the web..

Q: Is it permissible to kill spiders? I heard we should not kill spiders as a spider constructed a webb to protect Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) in Ghaar-e-Sawr (cave of Thawr).

A: The Ulama have differences of opinion with regards to the killing of spiders. Some Ulama dislike the killing of spiders due to it having made a webb at the cave of Thawr for the protection of Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). This is also the view of Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallaahu Anhu). However, Tha’laby and ibn Atiyya have narrated another narration of Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallaahu Anhu), ‘Cleanse your homes from the webbs of spiders as leaving it creates poverty.’ The second view is supported by those Ahaadith which suggests a person to keep his homes and courtyards clean.’ (Ma’ariful Qur’aan part6 pg.682; Darul Kitab)

Source: http://www.alinaam.org.za/mahmood/mahmood18.htm

I'll try looking for the hadiths inshallah :)
Hope this helps.

w'salam
x
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Pk_#2
09-02-2007, 04:41 PM
jazakillah khair, i just read this on path to peace,

BarakAllah fiki for help, much appreciated x :D

AsalamuAlaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
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*~Sofia~*
09-02-2007, 05:56 PM
^ it's ok sis, glad to help :D
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Intisar
09-02-2007, 09:15 PM
:sl: Ohh, I saw that on the news yesterday. That's terrifying wallahi. :X
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Kittygyal
09-02-2007, 09:20 PM
Wish That Was My Crib
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Pk_#2
11-18-2007, 05:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzOsf...eature=related

Poor spider. *Sad*
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-Elle-
11-18-2007, 09:42 PM
Oh my god...I got chills down my back just by looking at those pictures.

*shivers*

Some people are scared of snakes,others are scared of rats...as for me...

I am absolutly TERRIFIED of spiders.(I know,it's a bit childish..)but I can't help it they FREAK me out.

The idea of it being millions of little spiders doesn't sit well with me...i'd rather it be one huge spider.*shivers even more*,

you know what?Im out of this thread!

:w:

lol

p.s: It is quite amazing though,subhan'allah,that such little beings can engineer such enormous creations.
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