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Credits to The Silk Road.

A unique series of photos by Mark Newton showing a Lycosid shutting itself away in it's burrow.

Most Wolf Spiders are wanderers but some build burrows, either open or with a trapdoor, while others may make temporary retreats in vegetation. Arid zone species build turrets to deflect floodwaters during rainy periods, while others use pebbles to plug their burrows. In woodlands, twigs may be used to form a palisade around the top of the burrow. Burrows of some species of wolf spider have a circular trap door that is often left open when the spider is out hunting.The shape and materials used to form burrows and trapdoors may help to distinguish similar-looking species.


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Living things have engineered some pretty awesome materials, but I’m not sure anything measures up to spider silk. It’s as strong, as stretchy, and as resilient than even humans’ most advanced creations like Kevlar and steel. So how do these awesome arachnids weave such an incredible substance using nothing but their rear ends? And… what IS this stuff? I went to meet Dr. Cheryl Hayashi, one of the world’s experts in spider silk, to find out.



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Credits to Andrew Mitchell.

Deinopidae sp (Net-Casting Spider)


Poised and ready!

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