Kōrero: Spiders and other arachnids

Wrapping up prey (3 o 3)

Wrapping up prey

Spiders produce a variety of silk. Wrapping silk traps prey with glue droplets on the web. The spider then paralyses the insect with venom so it cannot escape. This may also stop it from drying out, so the spider can have a juicy meal, hours later.

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Photograph by Simon Pollard

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Webs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12710/wrapping-up-prey (accessed 29 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Pollard, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007