Spiders somehow made it to many of my hides. I have a few geocaches already where I used a spider as a guard.
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I put this spider geocache out there at the end of September. It is almost Halloween so it fits that theme. But first let’s go back to the beginning of this story. I was preparing for a business trip to Hungary. The area is my hiding ground also a place where I made some new friends thanks to geocaching. Before the trip I was out shopping with my wife. Part of that shopping was to stop at one of those cheap stores as a result I found that big spider for cheap.
As you can see it is really big certainly the biggest I used so far. This is what you would call love at first sight. I spotted it amongst the other Halloween articles. She was all alone, no more spiders therefore I no choice had to get her. I was thinking on what to do with it. Fist I planned to put a lock and lock container under but that somehow just did not look any good. Then I decided with a petling on a fishing line.
Fishing lines are interesting. They are slippery therefore not the easiest to tie them correctly. What I did with this one was saw it left right back and forth. The tied with all the knots I know. It is not too visible as the knots are in that small hole there. Then I added glue. Added glue in multiple layers for better drying and better filling.
On the other end of the fishing line I secured a petling. For some reason in Hungary most of the geocaches are petlings as a result I always give a favorite point for any that is not.
Hiding on the tree
I know I’m not the best photographer but I try to. I’m sure you see the point. The spider is holding on to the tree while the petling is hanging on the other side on the fishing line.
After placing it out on that tree I realised it was a good plan. It stays in place and not too hard to find.
From the logs
As a geocache owner I find it really important that I read the logs submitted by geocachers. These log entries are available online but some entries or part of them I find so fun I want to share here.
A favorite for the special guard
At the time I copied these two from the logs there were two entries. I encourage all of the geocache owners to create something more.
Materials needed to create this
- A big plastic spider
- Some fishing line
- A petling (PET preform)