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What manner of critter makes cobwebs?

Asked by KatawaGrey (21483points) April 8th, 2009

My roommate just pointed out to me a very large cobweb on a windowsill (While I watched from a respectable distance) and it occurred to us that neither of us had ever seen a spider in a cobweb. Are they made by something else, or do spiders actually make them? They don’t fit the pattern of the normal kinds of spiders I have seen in our room or the webs of any other North American spider that I have seen.

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SeventhSense's avatar

As per Do it Yourself Pest Control:
Can you please advise me as to the origin of cobwebs ?

Spiders lay down a “dragline” wherever they go. This lifeline can be used to quickly drop from danger when necessary. The draglines left behind become coated with dust and are called cobwebs.

Thanks for asking. I was happy to find out myself.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@SeventhSense: Ah, so they are from spiders but spiders don’t use them. Thank you very much!

TheKNYHT's avatar

And here I thought they were created by grains, most notably corn… you know: corn on the cob? : D

charliecompany34's avatar

there was a thread on this very question months back. refer to topics panel on your right. you’ll find a lot of answers there.

mrswho's avatar

I’d as Jayne.

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