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Question:
What is the name of the "zipper" looking piece of an orb web that the spider sits on in the middle?


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"These bands, decorative loops, or zigzags of thick, white flossy texture presumably strengthen the center of the orb; from this attribute they have received the name 'stabilmenta.'" Gertsch, American Spiders, (The New Illustrated Naturalist), 1949

J. Elliott


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