21 Feb '12, 4pm

The annotated budak: Signs of risk: Other arachnologists have noted the reflective qualities of stablimenta, par...

The annotated budak: Signs of risk: Other arachnologists have noted the reflective qualities of stablimenta, par...

Unlike the sticky spiral that encircles the hub, the stabilimentum consists of aciniform silk, a tough protein used to envelope victims, wrap eggcases, and some say, convey messages to mankind . Some suspect, and have gathered proof , that, being diurnal hunters, St. Andrew's cross spiders use the strands as warning signals to birds and other creatures that might blunder into a painstakingly made web. Other arachnologists have noted the reflective qualities of stablimenta, particularly to ultraviolet radiation, and see a link with the tendency of many insects to zoom towards patches of imagined sunlight . It could well be that both attributes contribute in varying degress to the success of the spiders, whose orbs can be found in fair numbers amid low vegetation in local scrubland, forest fringes and mangal. However, some individuals neglect to bedeck their homes on a regul...

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