“It was very fortunate that I managed to spot this spider who had just caught his prey and was in the process of wrapping it up for dinner in the near future. If one were to look closely, the silk is produced in silk glands with the help of the spider’s spinnerets. Spinnerets are special organs that allow the spider to decide what type of thread it needs for the web or for it to wrap up it’s prey.
“Now if you were ask me how would the spider know what kind of thread to use for what, well I can only say that it must be instinctive, they are born knowing how to do it with no one telling them what to do.”
K C Tsang
Leong Tzi Ming
Excellent close-ups, KC!
Detailed view of the spinnerets in action!