September 1, 2007

Gigantic spider web discovered

Posted in Animals, Biology, Mystery, Nature, Science at 3:13 pm by deadlikeme

spiderweb.jpg

An enormous spider web, twice the size of a football field, has been found in Lake Tawakoni State Park, Texas.

No it’s not the work of Shelob, but rather the joined effort of millions of smaller spiders. The web covers 180m of trees, shrubs and hiking trail. Once fairy-tale white, the web has now turned brown, due to the many mosquitos caught in it.

It hasn’t been determined yet what kind of spiders are responsible for this, but Donna Garde, superintendant of the park, welcomes entomologists who want to take a look at it.

But this unusual attraction won’t last long, because with the arrival of autumn the spiders will start dying off.

BBC article

Advertisements

1 Comment »

  1. krishna said,

    what the…..!

    to bad it just a spider web, if its a bee nest, can you imagine how much honey we get ? hehe


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: