Name: kate H.
Why don't spiders stick to their own webs?
Spiders make their webs out of "spider silk". They can make several
types of silk, some sticky and some not. The spider uses both kinds in
her web and knows where to step to avoid the sticky silk.
Laura Hungerford, DVM, MPH, PhD
University of Maryland
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