Day 118

Hi Everybody!

I’ve been taking the camera to the university because it makes easier finding subjects for this project.

Today I found this spider, and I’ve always been curious about their webs because it’s quite amazing how an animal, as small as a spider can build something so big as a spider web can be.

I looked up on the internet and found some interesting information about spider webs:

Depending on the specie of the spider, spider webs have different purposes, such as trapping insects, catching their prey, storing food and building egg sacs.

Spider’s silk is so strong that it is used to make fish net, some silk strands are even stronger than steel strands of the same thickness. Every strand is about 0.003 mm thick.
Spider webs and cobwebs are not the same, spider webs are being used while the cobwebs are webs that have been abandoned.

Spiders have something called spinneret glands, they are used to produce silk and are located in the spider’s abdomen. Each gland produces a thread for a special purpose.

Spiders can produce 3-7 different kinds of silks and each has a different use.


Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; lens: Tamron AF 55-200; 200 mm, ISO 100;  f/5,6 ; 1/160 sec.

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Hola a todos!

Hoy encontré esta telaraña, ellas siempre me han causado curiosidad porque es raro que un animal tan pequeño pueda construir algo tan resistente y tan grande. Busqué algo de información sobre telarañas y hay cosas que son asombrosas y nunca había escuchado.

Dependiendo de la especie de la araña, las telarañas tienen propósitos diferentes, como capturar insectos, atrapar a su presa,almacenar comida y construir bolsas para sus huevos.

La seda de la araña es tan ferte que puede ser usada para construir redes de pescar, algunas hebras son más fuertes que hebras de acero del mismo grosor, que es aproximadamente de 0.003 mm.

Las arañas tienen unas glándulas localizadas en su abdomen de donde proviene la seda; cada una de éstas glándulas produce un tipo especial de hilo que tiene un uso diferente. Las arañas pueden producir entre 3 y 7 tipos de seda.

Datos de la toma: Nikon D5000 ; lente: Tamron AF 55-200; 200 mm, ISO 100;  f/5,6 ; 1/160 sec.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.




16 thoughts on “Day 118

  1. Love this! Great clarity, and wonderful color! I have a real fondness and respect for spiders. I went everyday to the same set (or rather location) of webs in some hedges over the month of October and “documented” the changes to the webs by photographing them (obsessively…). It was such an incredibly fascinating experience. You’ve captured this web beautifully!

  2. Pablo- I just can’t look at this one! I am so frightened by spiders that I can not even bear the images! I am sure that it is absolutely breathtaking to those who like the 8 legged beasties!

  3. Well done, love all the stories you write with each mail, they fascinate me – you know the saying you’re never too old to learn something new. I’m learning lots!!!

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