my sister lives in Illinois. while visiting there she was
telling me about 2 spiders that come out at night under the eves of
her porch, the each weave a web to catch prey, but in the morning
there is never a sign of the web, what happens to the web? I looked
at different spiders and it might be an orb weaving spider.
From the web site:
"After a night of hunting the web becomes worn out. The spider removes the silk
in the morning by eating it, only leaving the first bridge line. After a daytime
rest the spider constructs a new web in the evening."
The site includes a series of graphics showing how the web is constructed.
Some species of spider will catch their food in the evening, then roll their
food up in their web and carry it away. If they do not catch anything, they will
roll up their web and carry it away to use the next night!
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Update: June 2012