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just reading that sentence makes me feel all jelly like.
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Really, the little spiders are spread by clinging onto tiny strands of web, then blown awy from the nest. Looks amazing in the morning sunlight. Would be great if I could find this word…
“I paid particular attention to this subject. the weather had been fine and clear, and in the morning the air was full of patches of the flocculent web . . . The ship was sixty miles distant from land in the direction of a light but steady breeze. Vast numbers of a small spider, about one tenth of an inch in length, and of a dusky red colour, were attached to the webs. There must have been, I should suppose, some thousands on the ship”.
– Charles Darwin, “The Voyage of the Beagle”, chapter VIII.
There is a name for this web… anyone?
‘Spider web’ ?
Finally! “Gossamer” from the goose summer time of year when these webs were commonly found in fields across Europe!
do you have picture of a gossamer?
No :o( I have see some, and have other spider pics. Its not just normal spider web. A true photo of a gossamer web would be in flight with a tiny spider on the end. A very difficult macro shot indeed.
How about a drawing,stuff like that…
Hmmm, ok, give us a sec…
Nope, no drawings, could draw one I suppose? How can I post it without a www URL?
I dunno >.
you can upload it as your avatar..if you like
I just took several pictures of these webs with their tiny little travelers attached! I was looking up online to see what, if anything, this had to do with the prediction of weather for winter, when I found the word gossimer and have been doing searches. That is when I came upon this discussion……would you like a picture of them? If so, tell me how to get it from my computer onto this thing! Thanks, V
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