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Why Do Spiders Remain In One Place For Long Periods?

  1. quicksand profile image80
    quicksandposted 2 years ago

    Why Do Spiders Remain In One Place For Long Periods?

    I spotted a spider on my door frame outside the house a few days back. I did not attempt to drive him away. (My live and let live policy combined with the "do not disturb" attitude!) It's been nearly five days and he has not moved at all! Is this a characteristic of all spiders or is he "special?" Do you know about the behavior of spiders? smile

  2. lyoness913 profile image86
    lyoness913posted 2 years ago

    Web-spinning spiders will remain motionless or 'in one spot' while they are waiting for something to land in their web. They don't want to move around and draw attention because this makes them likely to 1) get eaten by a bird and 2) makes things like flies less likely to get caught in their web! 

    But the big reason- spinning a web is quite a huge process that requires a lot of a spider's energy, and they sometimes wait weeks to catch something so they will conserve that energy.

    Then again, maybe he's just waiting to trap you in his web and eat you....  but then again, I doubt it. wink

    1. quicksand profile image80
      quicksandposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Jeez! I get it ... designing and creating the website has drained all his energy and now he's waiting to replenish his spent energy by devouring the first visitor to his web site! How similar it is to what we are all doing online! Lol! Thanks a lot!

  3. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    yes, i agree with wendy, the spider is waiting for the meal to come over so he musn't move one bit. Just like fishing

    1. quicksand profile image80
      quicksandposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response! Nice cat! ... (Jeez! You've got more medals (accolades) than a five star general!)

  4. quicksand profile image80
    quicksandposted 2 years ago

    Well, just a few hours back I noticed that the spider has moved away! Although websites like the one he created are optimized by default to attract flies and other insects, the spider would have realized that the area around my house has been pessimised by us for the visitors that his site has targeted! So he has gone looking for a host with conditions that would favor his site! Anyways it was an honor to have hosted nature's greatest web designer!
    Thanks Wendy and Peachy for your response! Cheers!

 
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