The animation is 128k and will take 1 - 3min on a 56k modem,
you will need flash 6 or later to view it. It will auto load and
start, using the buttons you can play/stop the sequence.
First the spider needs to make a bridge line, this thread dangles
and catch on a breeze lifting and fixing to a branch. It is the
most important thread as all the web hangs from it. The spider
moves down creating a Y shape fixing a point at the bottom. Next,
the spider makes the spokes of the web, when these are complete
it makes the spiral, starting off in the center and working out.
The web complete the spider lies in wait at the center of the
web for its prey. Other spiders attach a line to their web and
hide away, if its prey touches the web the line moves and alerts
A spiders thread compared to steel wire of the same thickness
is stronger. Pictures and information about spidershere...