Banana Spider Close up

Banana Spiders in My NY Kitchen!

It was a moment so serendipitous that it seemed out of fiction – Jumanji perhaps. I was busy procrastinating this morning when I noticed that “Banana Spiders” was trending #1 on yahoo. I thought “hmm – I’m hungry, I’d like a banana”.

My wife wakes and leaves early and we have gotten into the habit of sharing a banana in the morning.  She cuts, or breaks off half and leaves the other half for me. I know – it’s a little odd – but true.

I wandered into the kitchen to help myself to said banana half, and that’s when I noticed the odd cocoons on my banana!

Banana Spider!
Banana Spider!
Banana Spider Close up
Close up…

Luckily they don’t look like the deadly Brazilian Banana Spider, but still it’s gross.

I am not eating that banana (if you are wondering I ate a piece of cheese instead).

Then I put the banana in a clear plastic bag – let’s see what hatches!

6 thoughts on “Banana Spiders in My NY Kitchen!

  1. Okay I just emailed Fairway at 125th st the following message – let’s see if they reply:

    “Dear Bonnie Langer,

    Last week we bought bananas – among other things at Fairway on 125th st. The next day we noticed these weird growths on them.

    It was very disturbing – especially for my wife.

    (I meant to let you know sooner – but got overwhelmed by work)


    phil kreniske”

    Fairway’s Blog

  2. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought
    this post was good. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  3. What ever became of this?! I found one on my bananas today I’m in Mt and I’m really panicking!

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