Animals Biology 

How Spiders Weave the Perfect Web

By Shayna Keyles (@shaynakeyles). Are you afraid of spiders? I don’t blame you. The spider “embodies the Terrible Mother’s gruesome mysteries of death and dissolution . . . . [I]mages of her terrors are reinforced by the spider’s killing or paralyzing its victims with venom from hollow fangs, and the female’s habitual devouring of the typically smaller male after mating” (Ronnberg, 2010). Despite their reputation as killers and creeps, spiders are often more friendly than fearsome. While it’s true that there are a few species that pose a real danger…

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