A Topic Chat with Kim Richards Gilchrist (That's me!)
Writing spiders are real creatures who spin their webs in zig zag patterns, resembling writing. Wednesday, we are discussing the similarities of this non-poisonous arachnid to being an author.
The web of the yellow garden spider is distinctive: a circular shape up to 2 feet (60 cm) in diameter, with a dense zigzag of silk, known as a stabilimentum, in the center.
To construct the web, several radial lines are stretched among four or five anchor points that can be more than three feet apart. The radial lines meet at a central point. The spider makes a frame with several more radial lines and then fills the center.
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