Wednesday, November 30, 2011


According to Wikipedia, stabilimenta are silk structures spun at the middle of some orb-web spiders' webs. Their purpose isn't entirely clear, and it probably varies from species to species. Some spiders may use this decoration to attract prey. Others, to repel predators. Stabilimenta are made of many types of material, including egg sacs and random detritus. Perhaps most interestingly, these designs seem to have evolved separately within 9 different spider species. Also, they look trippy as hell.

1 comment:

Luned Palmer said...

This reminds me of the spider in the courtyard. Ichi?

I just remember that he was a son of a bitch spider.