September 6, 2013
fingersandfelines:

pozible:

What do you think this is?
It’s probably not whatever you think it is. 
During the 2010 floods in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, this was one side effect. Thousands of spiders climbed up the trees to escape the rising flood waters. Due to the water taking so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spider webs.
Pretty amazing huh?

"People in this part of Sindh, in south eastern Pakistan, near Karachi, have never seen this phenomenon before, but locals are reporting that there are now fewer mosquitos than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around.
It is thought that the mosquitos are getting caught in the spiders web and reducing the risk of malaria, benefiting local people.”

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fingersandfelines:

pozible:

What do you think this is?


It’s probably not whatever you think it is. 

During the 2010 floods in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, this was one side effect. Thousands of spiders climbed up the trees to escape the rising flood waters. Due to the water taking so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spider webs.

Pretty amazing huh?

"People in this part of Sindh, in south eastern Pakistan, near Karachi, have never seen this phenomenon before, but locals are reporting that there are now fewer mosquitos than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around.

It is thought that the mosquitos are getting caught in the spiders web and reducing the risk of malaria, benefiting local people.”
[x]

(via madame-ex)

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Filed under: pakistan spiders 
August 10, 2013
scientificillustration:

Abbe Termeyer’s apparatus for reeling silk from living spiders
From: American spiders and their spinningwork. A natural history of the orbweaving spiders of the United States, with special regard to their industry and habits. By Henry C. McCook.

scientificillustration:

Abbe Termeyer’s apparatus for reeling silk from living spiders

From: American spiders and their spinningwork. A natural history of the orbweaving spiders of the United States, with special regard to their industry and habits. By Henry C. McCook.

July 18, 2012

Chicago skyscrapers attract spiders.

May 21, 2012

prostheticknowledge:

Colourful Spiderweb Sculptures

Reblog from deepbreathsanddeath:

Anthony Michael Simon doesn’t produce his own art, instead he lets spiders do the work for him.

About the work:

Chicago native Anthony Michael Simon first discovered the artistry of the silk-producing arachnids while trekking through a forest in Korea, where he is currently based, looking for a location for his next sculptural art installation. He came across a huge spiderweb and it somehow clicked in his mind that he could catch spiders and have them naturally spin their webs in his studio.

More Here

March 7, 2012
Shonen magazine

Shonen magazine

October 16, 2011

It’s a macro. Twice.

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Filed under: gif spider spidergif spiders 
May 22, 2011
(Wim van Egmond)

(Wim van Egmond)

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