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A new study shows spider webs don't attract the prey; rather, insects attract the web with positive charge they create when beating their wings.
Both bizarre and beneficial, the following article highlights some truly fascinating and pragmatic examples of modern genetic engineering.
Movies and comic books are primarily based on fantasy, but a new study shows how one particular concept involving Spider-Man might be more feasible than most superpowers.
Researcher and team are the first to measure all of the elastic properties of an intact spider's web, drawing a remarkable picture of the behavior of one of nature’s most intriguing structures.
Scientists are unraveling the mysteries of what makes the fiber that spiders spin five times as strong as piano wire.
The ultraviolet decorations and intricate patterns of the orb-weaver spider’s web is used to attract food for the common orb-weaver spider.
Scientists report that they have solved the riddle of how spider webs can withstand different levels of stress - including hurricane force winds - without collapsing.
Researchers have shown for the first time how Golden orb web spiders (Nephila antipodiana) add a chemical to their web silk to repel invading ants.
Young house spiders weave webs with perfect angles and regular patterns, but as they reach old age their webs deteriorate, showing gaping holes and erratic weaving.
The Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) is a species of orbweaver spider. It is found in the warmer regions of the Americas. In the United States, this species ranges throughout the coastal southeast and inland, from North Carolina to Texas. In many areas its distribution is somewhat localized and may be absent in many areas over wide areas. In some arboreal or swampy areas, adults and their webs can be found in large concentrations, especially near the coast. This species is also...
The Autumn Spider (Metellina segmentata) is a species of spider that has a Palearctic distribution and has been introduced to Canada. Adults are normally found from August to October. The preferred habitat is open wood edges or gardens. This is one of the most common orb-weaving spiders. The web of this spider has no threads at its center. Most webs are built low above the ground. The spider sits at the center during the day for long periods of time. Sometimes it will hide at the edge and...
The Black House Spider (Badumna insignis) is a species of arachnid that is found in Australia. It is found throughout much of Australia and prefers urban habitat mostly. They build their webs on tree trunks, logs, rock walls, and buildings (walls crevices and window frames). In the bush, this species prefers trees with rough bark which provide good shelter. Trees that have been attacked by wood-boring insects are also make good homes for this species, as the sap flowing from the bored holes...
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