Friday, October 31, 2008

World's Biggest Spider Web Found in Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, and this monster spider web is no different.

Discovered by park rangers at Lake Tawakoni State Park in Texas, the football-field sized web is actually the result of millions of spiders working together. Strangely enough, spiders don't normally organize themselves in large social units, though so far their efforts have been incredibly successful.

Described as 'fairy-tale white' by the rangers who first arrived on the scene, the web is now a few shades darker as it is completely blanketed by ill-fated mosquitoes. The smorgasbord will likely continue until the autumn when the spiders short lives will come to an end.

















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17 comments :

Edy said...

muito bom. parabéns pelo post.

girl6 said...

Beautiful but heebies. And jeebies.

mythopolis said...

Are you sure those aren't tent worms rather than spiders? great pics.

verdeyen said...

I know that this happened last summer. Are these pictures recent?

Bunster Bz said...

Thanks . This pictures are great.

Shong said...

Take more pictures please :) i am loving it.!

HRHR said...

Amazing ! thanks for the images

Free Online Games said...

Thanks For these great images and nice research work on spider web.

Anonymous said...

I believe this to be webworms not spiders. There may have been some spiders taking advantage of the webworms catch of mosquitoes and such. Highly unlikely to be any group of arachnid.

heresTheVideo said...

It is spiders of course. The video and more photos of this are on a page I found almost a year ago.
www.zolaenterprises.com but I think the link directly to the page it http://www.zolaenterprises.com/NEWS.htm

Sean said...

That does look like the worm thing...not 100% clear what they are, but they cover our pecan tree...so I would assume its not a spider web. Someone said earlier tent worms and they might be correct

Anonymous said...

ya'll stupid... it IS spiders... it's been confirmed by scientists, it's just a freak accident that it happened, thousands of spiders are in that area and were building web after web after web.... and what's even funnier is that there's THOUSANDS of bugs that got caught in those webs, more than the spider can handle LOLOL

Anonymous said...

yeah it does happen, alot in south america coloines of spiders build it seen on aminal planet

Anonymous said...

these are webworms not spiders! There may have been some spiders taking advantage of the webworms catch of mosquitoes and such.
But the pics are nice....

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Anonymous said...

It is 100% Webworm.

Webworm Web: http://fortworthinspector.com/kentsblog/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/webworms1.jpg

Spider Web: http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~hyde/dan/Fall2001/spider-web.5.JPG

Webworm webs are not nearly as intricate as spider webs, as the pictures above show.

Still, very nice pictures though. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Like he said earlier y'all are dumb its spiders we go visit there all the time and have seen it with my own eyes so stop being nieve and jus listen to what the experts say webworms lmao yea right and tent worms that's even dumber sum people are stupid

Hello Every1 said...

Boy, I wouldn't Crawl in those Trees if i where you have let alone hundreds of spiders biting me.