Spider Fix Action Behavior
I read about the Wheel web. They say that the first thread is blown
away with the wind and sticks to a spot, creating a bridge which
will carry the rest of the web. But what if the wind did not carry
the first thread to a proper spot? Does the spider try again , does
he spin another thread and does he wait for the wind ? If so ,what
does he do with the first bridge which was not a proper one? I read
that for recycling,the spiders eat their webs ,except the first
thread( the one which the wind blew). Why doesn't the spider eat
this first thread?
I am very interested in spider webs.I think they are amazing and
would like to learn more. I would be grateful if you can give me
some links telling more about the webs.
See the Golden Guide to Spiders for a very clear explanation of how spiders
go about constructing their webs. Another possibly useful reference:
Hillyard, Paul. The Book of the Spider. Random House
A google search for "spider web construction" results in many web sites.
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Update: June 2012