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Name: Brenda
Status: educator
Age: K-3
Location: MO
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Date: 10/31/2005


Question:
Why don't spiders get caught in their own web?


Replies:
Not all webs are sticky. Spiders like familiar orb-weavers that do have sticky webs, mostly walk on the radii, the threads that run outward from the center, which are not sticky. Also, their legs are "groomed with an oily coating that does not stick. However, a spider may get stuck if it happens to be in the web of another kind." From The Book of the Spider," by Paul Hillyard.

J. Elliott


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