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Juiced on Spider Webs

Updated on February 7, 2015

The Art of Spider Webs

There is an art form to spider web making. Some types of spiders go all out with their architecture of their webs. The silk from the spinneret glands of the spider's body creates these magnificent cobwebs.

The most common cobweb that we relate to is the spiral orb web. These webs are associated with the orb web spiders. Couples of these types of spiders are the Cribellate Orb Weavers and the Long-Jawed Orb Weavers,

Some spider webs are so intriguing, it would seem that they are on some kind of high powered energy drink or energy juice to make such extravagant architectural spider webs.

When a spider web structure has been broken down as in the spiders who were subjected to drugs below, the webs show how the influence of drugs effects spiders.

World's Largest Spider Web Tree


World's Largest Spider Web

Spiders normally do not work as an organized community, but in this case it was well organized. This scene described as "fairy tale white" by park rangers at Lake Tawakoni State Park in Texas, who found this football-field sized cobweb laced over these trees.

First found by park staff on August 6, 2007, this inquiring web had been a smorgasbord for the spiders covered completely with mosquitoes.

One can only imagine what it would be like to be caught in a spider web like this one.

Look at the Spider Web Photo and Decide

What comes to your mind when you see the spider web all over the tree above?

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Spiders and Webs Make Fun Gifts

Funny Cartoon Spider Gifts

See these spiders and more

Spider Gifts on Sandyspider from Zazzle - View Here

In the first photo of "Is There Something on my Back?" on the front of the shirt, show a cartoon spider on the back of the shirt.

The second shirt at the top, many of us can relate to this quote of "Back Off! Or I will Feed You To My Babies! Caught in the cobweb tree above, you would surely be feed to the babies.

This same cartoon spider is shown on many other products. On here in the photo, we see only a small amount of those products.

Effect of Drugs on Spiders - Say "No" to Drugs

This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons
This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons

Spiders on Drugs

German pharmacologist P. N. Witt, in 1948, stared to research on the drug effects on spiders. He tested spiders with a range of psychoactive drugs, including amphetamine, mescaline, strychnine, LSD and caffeine, and found that the drugs affect the size and shape of the web. Small doses of caffeine showed the webs were smaller, the radii were uneven, but the regularity of the circles was unaffected. Higher doses of caffeine had shown a change in the web design, which became irregular.

Over all the drugs affected the spiders' web making. Once the drug effect wore off the spiders were back to normal and back to well designed webs.

Above shows how a normal spider web would look like. To the right of that one is the spider who had marijuana, next one is benzedrine. Below is what a spider web look like after caffeine and then chloral hydrate.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Ardhendu Dey My other avatar I am a spider, but if truth be told I find spiders very interesting but I don't like to be near them.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      mrinalinieroolen There is a lot of thought process going into their webs.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      smine27 I hate when that happens. Then you feel like that web is still on you.

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      Ardhendu Dey 3 years ago

      Love to see the Spider webs, but i don't like the spiders :) Really nice work. Keep posting

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      mrinalinieroolen 3 years ago

      It's amazing. These spiders are really very talented. Thank you for sharing...:)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Oh I went hiking the other day and ran straight into a web. Eeeww!

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @SusannaDuffy: That would be an interesting job.

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      Susanna Duffy 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I used to feed drugs to spiders (at university) and carefully note the web patterns

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just stopped by to post this on FaceBook for my friends.

      Happy Halloween! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The spider web picture in the trees made me "GULP!"

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Interesting lens. Blessed

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Interesting lens. Blessed

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      That spiderweb photo is amazing, and creepy all at the same time.

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      jolou 6 years ago

      Spider webs are very interesting things, although I don't like to meet up with a spider!

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Now I know why my attempts at knitting have failed... thanks!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Caffeine did really mess up the spinning. This is probably the explenation about my behaviour too. ?=)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      ROFL - I loved the spiders on drugs video. Nice lens - well done. Have a little angel blessing for your effort.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I like to watch spiders and hate to take a web down, although sometimes you have to, I don't always. Love your products.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      That Supertip download looks interesting - I may just have to check it out! I used to use Noni face cream - it smells good enough to eat but then was unable to get it in the UK.

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      Andy 8 years ago from London, England

      Another excellent lens

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      tdove 9 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!