Friday, September 16, 2011

Golden Orb Weaver 2

This is the same spider seen in yesterday's post.  I wanted the web to appear as a "floor" for a different take on the subject.  In this photo, the spider is cleaning up the web by discarding a previous meal.  (Down is actually left in the photo.)  Once an insect becomes trapped in the web, the spider moves in and injects a poison, then quickly wraps it in a silk cocoon.  It is amazing to watch how quickly the spider can spin the insect and wrap it within a few seconds.

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