Spiders also build based on environmental conditions. For instance, airflow and light are two important factors. Spiders primarily catch flying insects that tend to ride airflows. A spider won t catch much by making a web parallel to a wall for instance. And when a spider builds a web, the first beginnings aren t very controlled at all. Most spiders start by letting out single threads into the wind while spinning them longer and longer until the end of the thread hits something and sticks.
That s how they cross gaps with their silk. Once that first thread has crossed a gap, the spider will use it as a bridge to start laying more threads across the gap at varying angles. It doesn t start laying down sticky threads until it starts weaving lines between it s original bridges. For a spider, a web is just a disposable tool. They can build one in the space of a few hours and will often abandon webs that don t catch anything in a night or two since they re obviously in the wrong spot.
On top of that people underestimate just how numerous spiders are. In most places there s numberous webs in every square meter of greenery.
She s in open ground as it were, not a corner where she could spin a good web to catch things. As she s been there for at least four. She s in open ground as it were, not a corner where she could spin a good web to catch things.
As she s been there for at least four days, I had begun to think she was dead, but a gentle nudge proved me wrong. Her body is about half an inch long. I m in the north of England, if that helps identify what sort this might be. I d love to know what she s doing. She s directly above the bath and I really don t want her to drown. I am very fond of the spiders that live in my house, but ignorant. I don t think I ve ever seen one behave like this before.