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Name: aamir
Status: student
Age: 4-5
Location: TX
Country: N/A
Date: 9/16/2005


Question:
what is the central circle of orb web spiders web called


Replies:
I have never heard any special term for the central part of the web other than "orb." One source calls this section the "capture thread." "Second, the web has a stretchy, wet, sticky spiral thread that winds out in increasing spirals from close to the centre. This wet spiral thread is the capture thread."

http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/moments/s37273.htm

J. Elliott


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