Simbi Laveau, on 20 December 2012 - 01:54 PM, said:
I wonder why it does that .....interesting .
it seems to be that they create a larger 'spider' to hide under. as they move the other 'spider' moves, or as the article says, the spider will shake the web (i assume this is to animate the disguise and make it seem real)
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
That is really interesting. The article states there are other spider "sculptors" in the family of Cyclosa. I wonder what kinds of scuptures the whole species exhibits. Get it? Sculptor? Exhibits? A spider "art walk" *chuckle*
gnostic-deity, on 21 December 2012 - 12:08 AM, said:
maybe its tired of things running into its web. i know i wouldnt walk thru a web with a huge looking spider on it.
I think it is more like if a spider eating wasp were to see it .it would attack the decoy while the spider itself would be able to get away from said predator.At least thats what I think.Just my opinion.