“Truth is by nature self-evident

As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear” Mahatma Gandhi

So intrigued by these delicate  spider silk patterns and even more so the spiders who make them.  Every web begins with a single thread, which forms the basis of the rest of the structure. Kinda reminds me of the webs we weave when writing!  To establish this bridge, the spider climbs to a suitable starting point and releases a length of thread into the wind and the free end of the thread will catch onto another branch. If the spider feels that the thread has caught onto something, it cinches up the silk and attaches the thread to the starting point.

Viewing how this species innately spins is just as fascinating. In a spider’s abdomen is an organ which takes protein and creates liquid silk. Each spider has between one and four pairs of glands containing perforated tubes known as spinnerets. The spider pushes the liquid silk out of the spinnerets and it dries upon contact with the air. How amazing is this! Science today has developed two new ways to apply spider silk, and normal silk from silkworms, to artificial muscles. If refined and commercialized, scientists say the silk could be used in everything from robotics to microchip systems. WOW!

When viewing this creatures prickly little face and fixated focus one can only be amazed by this diverse creature. These arachnids, unlike insects, have two body parts, eight simple eyes, no antennae, no wings and four pair of legs and spin webs. Sometimes they have been known to combine their webs in a phenomena called ; webbing or ballooning.

As one studies nature it clearly testifies the communication of the Creator that we would not otherwise know.

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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7 Responses to “Truth is by nature self-evident

  1. Jo says:

    I think it’s fascinating as long as they stay OUTDOORS. I am always drawn to the beauty of a web when the sun strikes it and honestly prefer they be uninhabited while I’m gazing. I don’t interfere with them outside, but if they invade, I have no mercy.

  2. drchoneydew says:

    LOL oh Jo, did you read about the invasion in 2007? 9/13 HUGE cobwebs on that day in Texas. they truly do it big in Texas!! Still wonder about that phenomena!

  3. Joyce says:

    These are great photographs and interesting information. Did you know that a strand of spider silk is stronger than a strand of metal or equal size and thickness? They truly are amazing.


  4. Very interesting. Like you, I’ve always been fascinated by spider webs. Don’t mind spiders even in my house as long they aren’t poisonous and have the sense to stay up in the corners. : – )

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