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Micrathena gracilis-a spider in the family Araneidae (orb-weavers), commonly known as the Spined Micrathena.

Micrathena gracilis is a spider in the family Araneidae (orb-weavers), commonly known as the Spined Micrathena or the "CD Spider" because its webs can make it appear that there are CDs hanging from the trees. It is completely harmless to humans.

LIBRARY at Chateau de Groussay, Chateau de Groussay, Rue de Versailles, 78490 Montfort L'amaury, France. Built 1815. http://www.chateaudegroussa... Open to the public April - Oct ... Note the 1810 Circular Moveable Bookcase. See illustration of the same from "Ackerman's Repository of the Arts 1810 magazine" at:

library at the Chateau de Groussay was built in 1815 for the Duchesse of Charost, the daughter of Madame de Tourzel, the governess of the children of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

My student's  creative concept for "straightening" the shelves! Book artistry!

Student's creative concept for "straightening" the shelves!

If you have old vintage books, you may have some book scorpions in your bookcase. Actually, you really should want to have them, even if they look scary and gross. Book scorpions protect your old books—they love to munch on the book lice that eat the glue which holds old books together.

These scorpions are probably hiding in your bookcase

These tiny scorpions would like to perform an important inspection of your old book collection

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