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- Searching the web. Meek, Frank // Pest Management Professional;Jan2012, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p58
The article discusses the ability of spiders to produce spider web which is half as strong as steel and 60-80 percent stronger than tendon, rubber and bone that is also used to deceive insects and serve as transportation tools for spiderlings.
- A SPIDER BUILDS A WEB. // National Geographic Little Kids;Sep/Oct2015, Issue 52, p18
Various photographs showing how a spider builds a web and traps insects are presented.
- Spiders. Walker, Jane // First Fun Encyclopedia;2003, p108
This article describes spiders. Spiders spin webs in many shapes and styles. House spiders spin a tangle of silky threads attached to a wall or ceiling. Black and yellow garden spiders spin beautiful round webs with a zigzag of silk across the center. Spiders have a number of ways of...
- Imperfections in perfect architecture: The orb web of spiders. PASQUET, ALAIN; MARCHAL, JULIA; ANOTAUX, MYLÈNE; LEBORGNE, RAYMOND // European Journal of Entomology;2013, Vol. 110 Issue 3, p493
Among animal constructions, the orb webs of spiders are perfect geometrical architectural models. Webs are constructed by means of a succession of behaviours, which are often considered as instinctive and stereotyped. Anomalies in web structure are considered to be a consequence of variability...
- POSITIVE REFLECTIONS. Katz, Dian // Lesbian News;Dec2014, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p54
The article discusses the author's reflections of being optimistic in life. Topics covered include the lessons in life the author learned from observing a spider making a web on her room one night. Also mentioned is the realizations of the author about worrying for the things in life that may...
- Spiders from a Large Web at Lake Tawakoni, Texas. Jackman, John A.; Dean, Allen; Quinn, Mike // Southwestern Entomologist;Dec2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p195
The occurrence of a large spider web at Lake Tawakoni State Park has received considerable attention by the media and the public. This study reports the identifications of a sample of the spiders found at that site. Various explanations of this case are discussed.
- The Poor, Misunderstood Spider. Meek, Frank // Pest Management Professional;Jan2011, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p37
The article discusses the benefits of spiders for the environment. The presence of spiders indicates the situation on in a certain facility and the location of their web can tell the kind of insects that thrive in the area. It is considered that spider webs close to the floor are likely to...
- You Are What You Weave. BLAMIRES, SEAN // Australasian Science;Oct2015, Vol. 36 Issue 8, p31
The article discusses a 2015 study that reveals a spider web's architecture and the properties of its silk as a consequence of environmental conditions and the nutrients that the spider extracts from its prey. The study explored the way spider's silks interact with the environment to enable the...
- Daddy longlegs spider. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
The daddy longlegs spider is the common name for this small-bodied, long-legged spider. The messy, complicated web of the daddy longlegs spider is often found in corners and crevices with many places on which to hang strands of silk.