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Parachuting Spiders

Walking might be hazardous to your health. You may turn into a mummy.

Yesterday we took our dog, Freda, for her afternoon walk. It was a pleasant day with a slight breeze. Thousands of young spiders were parachuting in the air. Below you can see the silken parachutes that have wrapped around a sign post.

A brief film of the silk blowing in the wind.

If one remained outdoors long enough on such a day, would one become wrapped like a cocoon? Do I have enough time to find out? Help me Boris.



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2 thoughts on “Parachuting Spiders

  1. hey JamesYou competing with me in the number of blogs stakes? ! :DKate(And thanks for you kind comments on my revamped one, although not finished yet – and I wish I was a stringer for Reuters)

  2. It’s amazing how fast those little web spinners can work!- Anne

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