September 14th, 2007 by rbanks
My sister’s worst nightmare. And mine to some extent. Spiders…collaboration. Puts new meaning in the phrase “social web“.
Giant web woven by a variety of spider families
“Scientists report that the massive 200-yard spider web recently discovered in Texas’s Lake Tawakoni State Park was woven by spiders from many different species working collaboratively. Thousands of spiders have rebuilt the web three times after it’s been torn up by rain and wind. Texas A&M University entomologist Allen Dean has identified spiders from such families as funnel web weavers, sac spiders, orb weavers, mesh web weavers, wolf spiders, pirate spiders, and others working on the web.”