Do Granddaddy Long Leg Spiders Spin Webs?

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Do Granddaddy Long Leg Spiders Spin Webs?
« on: 21/09/2009 17:30:10 »
I never see them in webs, always just crawling about like an H.G. Wells invading Martian.

Do they spin webs, or even wrap their prey in silk?


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Do Granddaddy Long Leg Spiders Spin Webs?
« Reply #1 on: 21/09/2009 17:52:27 »
Yes, they do spin a thread, but it's a haphazard affair which is not sticky, but rather entangles their prey, unlike the complex sticky structure of the orb spiders. The Pholcus family spiders can often be seen dangling from their web, instead of sat centrally as the orb spiders do.


Web of the Pholcus phalangioides


Web of an orb spider.
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