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Lazy, or ambitious

Filed under: — Greg @ 9:57 am

Normal spiders produce webs in intricate and/or interesting patterns, with the intention of catching their food. Those I can understand. What bugs me is the spider that’s like “I have to string 20 ft. of web. I think I’ll just make one looooooong strand, and attach it at either end… right about at human eye level”

I can’t figure out whether they’re too lazy to go through the effort of making a more complicated web, or they’re trying to snare people walking down the sidewalk.

I know very little about spiders, so perhaps someone else can enlighten me?

3 responses to “Lazy, or ambitious”

  1. Mel says:

    I don’t know, but they do both patterns on my porch. I just walked into one of those strands a little while ago. I think their eyes are getting bigger than their stomachs.

  2. sicily says:

    I think the spiders do that so they have more of a chance to get bugs. more space, the better chances they have………….

  3. mikokit says:

    I belive what they do is anchor themselves to the branch they are on, then leap off, with the intention of letting the wind carry them to a new destination. The web is there so they don’t plummet to their deaths.

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