Who have never seen or encountered a spider web and got so annoyed with the touch or by the feeling of its presence on our face and hair?
Despite that, a spider web plays a vital role on an arachnid life and even if it can be barely seen by a human eye, its structure and construction is quite complex and amazing. This video will give you a close-up view of how a spider can “handmade” its web like a weaver master.
Although these animals can be scary or disgusting to some people, they are also fascinating or even attractive to others because of their abilities and shapes. That’s why today we decided to show you one of them performing its most common and famous action: the spider web construction. This video will give you a so close view that you can clearly see its technique without the use of a special lense.
Let’s discover a little bit more about this animal, before watching this astonishing video.
What is a spider?
It’s classified in the order Araneae, one of several orders within the larger class of arachnids, a group which also contains scorpions, mites, ticks and opiliones (harvestmen).
There are more than 40,000 described species of spider and can be found all over the world, from the tropics to the Arctic. Spiders are not insects (insects have three body parts and six legs). Most spiders have eight eyes in various arrangements.
What is a spider web?
Spiders produce seven kinds of silk (a thin, strong protein strand), ranging from sticky stuff to trap and wrap their prey to super strong threads for support. Spiders also use their silk as parachutes and to shelter themselves and their young.
Would you like to know more about this “friend”?
You can visit the Animal Corner website and discover the many amazing animals that live on our planet.
In the meantime, enjoy this close-up video and see, with your naked eye, how a spider manage to build its web.