Posts tagged ‘spiders’

November 4, 2011

Something you should see

So this is a bit outdated, but was just brought to my attention by a good friend of mine who knew I would drop my jaw in wonderment at the sight and explanation of this phenomenon

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Full article here

Sum up: the floods in Pakistan forced the spiders living on the ground to take refuge in the trees until the water receded. Eventually, after the flood water remained for longer than predicted, the spiders created their own homes in the trees, creating this amazing sight!!

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Even more amazing is the spider web’s contribution to the low malaria cases during what could have been a disastrous time for any flooding city. Mosquitos that usually roam the still waters are now finding themselves caught in these giant web traps.

Yea, this is amazing. Who is doing this? I’ve always been a strong believer in the fact that the universe is a crazy and mysterious thing that I will never fully understand and this is just one more thing that strengthens that belief. Unbelievable. I am extremely thankful for simple, yet intricate designs of nature such as this one that keeps me hungry for more information each and every day.

Now You Know.

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