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.