Friday, July 22, 2022

...a spider orb web


This is an orb web that a spider weaves at night to catch its prey and here is a web construction diagram that shows the intricacy of the design and how it is achieved.

The spider releases a sticky thread to a spot where it sticks & the first bridge is formed. After this the spider constructs a loose thread and constructs a Y shaped thread. Then a frame is constructed to attach the other radii.

After all the radii are completed the spider starts to make the circular threads. The spider can span the distance between the threads the width of her legs. The web is completed with non-sticky radii and sticky circular threads and now the spider can rest and sit in the center of the web with her head down ... calmly awaiting her dinner ! 


Blogger Marie Smith said...

Next month is spider season under our patio. I will note the construction this year!

3:58 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

The spiders that hang around our patio door are not nearly as accomplished.

4:36 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Gives one a whole new admiration of the scary creatures.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Linda P. said...

I guess it should have been evident to me that part of the web would not be sticky so that the spider could navigate it, but I honestly hadn't known that.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Joared said...

Interesting and very creative those spiders.

12:35 AM  

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