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Name: Amber M.
Status: other
Age: 20s
Location: N/A
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Date: 7/20/2004


Question:
This morning when I walked outside there were patches or wet web looking stuff ALL over the yard. It was very foggy and wet out. What is that or is it just part of the dew?


Replies:
Amber,

Very likely, what you saw was water condensate appearing on the webs of grass-dwelling spiders.

Regards,

ProfHoff 887


Amber, I'm not sure, but during fog, droplets of water will form on spider webs, making them much more visible. Perhaps that is what you observed.

David R. Cook
Atmospheric Research Section
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory


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