Web designers and developers have long been fascinated by spiders.
But are they really that cool?
And is there a connection between spider web design and the web’s origins?
Web designer and web developer Matthew Green told MTV News he’s always had a fascination with spiders.
“I was always fascinated by their webs and how they work, and how the spiders can actually use those webs to create webs,” Green told the outlet.
“The web itself is not a very important part of the spiders’ lives, it’s just their way of communicating with each other, and communicating with other spiders.”
However, Green says he’s only recently discovered the webs of spiders are actually quite elaborate.
“They’ve actually developed a very elaborate web that’s made out of silk, which is quite intricate and is really very beautiful, but that’s just what spiders do, and they just create the webs in their natural habitat, and there’s a lot of natural variation there.”
And while spiders have been around for thousands of years, they’ve only recently made their way into the mainstream.
“We’re a relatively young species, we’re just emerging, and we’re also a really important part in our environment and our food chain,” Green said.
“So, when we talk about spiders, it really is about understanding what we’re really eating.”
So what does that mean for the spiders themselves?
Green explained that spider webs can be used to make a variety of things, and the webs can also act as “toxic materials” to protect the web of a spider from predators.
But, according to Green, the spiders are really not as sophisticated as they appear.
“You’ll see spiders in many different species, but they don’t really know what they’re doing,” Green added.
“They don’t have the tools, the tools to make the webs.
And that’s why spiders don’t need to have the spiders, they need to eat the spiders.”
So why do spiders make webs?
Spiders have been known to create elaborate webs in order to communicate with each others’ webs.
In order to achieve this, the spider uses an adhesive called glycerophores to form the webs, which then are later laid down and secured to the spider’s body.
The spider also has a flexible web-building organ called a spinnerets, which are used to lay the web-covered silk in a web-like fashion.
In addition, the webs are also made from a substance called chitin, which acts as a glue to hold the webs together.
The web-maker is also said to use a silk-like substance called keratin, which creates a web that is stronger and more resilient.