Recluse Spiders Have an Interesting Way of Spinning their Web

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The Recluse spider
The recluse spider has automatic web spinning (mage credit: Rosa Pineda).

The recluse spider has a very different way of spinning its web. Arachnologists (yes... that's a real profession) from Chile have taken high speed videos of the recluse spider spinning its web to reveal that the spider can create the web entirely automatically, without the help of its legs or having to attach the web to something and pull. Check out the videos attached to the article, they're weird and awesome.

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Recluse Spiders Have an Interesting Way of Spinning their Web
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