|Site location map. Click to enlarge.|
|Rod dwarfed by the Sitka spruce and|
its encircling jungle.
|Looking across grassy field|
at the giant Sitka spruce.
|First set of tapped cones returned |
to the grassy field
|Fallen cones near tree base made up|
the second set
|Inside the manroot tangle|
All eleven spiders were juvenile except for a male and female Ceratinella (Linyphiidae) which didn't immediately match any species Rod was familiar with. Two of the juveniles were Metallina (Tetragnathidae), a genus I'd never found in fallen cones before. In fact, I rarely find anything from the family Tetragnathidae in fallen cones. Rod also collected many juvenile Metallina in his Ferbrache Unit sweep samples.
Read Rod's account here.
|A field of peas across the road from the Ferbrache Unit.|