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Spiral orb webs in a gorge in Karijini National Park, Australia. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spiral_Orb_Webs.jpg">Bjorn Christian Torrissen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Spiral orb webs in a gorge in Karijini National Park, Australia. Photo: Bjorn Christian Torrissen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Spider Webs

Spiders from big to tiny use their webs to snag and trap prey in fascinating ways. One spider even reels in tiny gnats that come to "roost" on the web. The silky constructions are wonders of engineering and construction. They're also highly specialized, spider to spider, as Martha Foley hears from Dr. Curt Stager in this week's edition of Natural Selections.  Go to full article

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