You know, what you don’t see very often? Spider threesomes. So you’re welcome. But seriously, what an odd, little morbidly placid spectacle I chanced upon. The two yellow-legged, variably-colored spiders at the left are the females, while the all red spider with his large pedipalps is a male. Many people think of female spiders devouring their male partners after mating, but the male was not in any jeopardy while I hung around. The females did not seem to have an adversarial relationship either; in fact there was not much activity (though some movement around the webbing and prey) during my time shooting them. I have seen what I think was multiple spiders of the same species feeding on a fly at the same time, though only one was an adult, the others much smaller juveniles. So maybe the smaller female here is an older kid home from spider college? If anybody knows what is going on here, I’d love to hear about it!