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A Spider Web I Noticed

Wonders Of A Spider Web

Spider web at a gas station.
Spider web at a gas station.

This spider web caught my attention as the sun came through it when I was pumping gas. With the light shining, it brought out the detail and made me thing about how complex a spider web is.

I did a search and found that spider webs are more complex than they appear. The design makes allows for inevitable damage. If one part is damaged, the rest of the web gets stronger. The design allows for minor damage to not compromise the web as a whole. The spider can make repairs with ease.

The center silk is different than the outer. The center is a stronger silk, while the outer is thinner and stickier to snag prey.