Natasha, the Golden Silk Spider (
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Here you can find an assortment of videos of Natasha, the golden silk spider, in her daily routine. Click on the thumbnails below to watch these videos of Natasha.
Videos of Natasha
A video of Natasha weaving radial and circumferential compoenents of her web.
Here Natasha flips over the top of the web and later catches a fly.
Here Natasha appears to wash after a rainstorm.
See Natasha in nighttime action with a new acrobatic move.
Natasha Repairing her Web, Weaving, Talking, Eating
Reparing the web, probably from last nights insect harvest
Finishing a row and starting from the top
Another segment from the top
Finishing from the other end and reversing
Quiet weaving, then I accidentally disturbed her ...
October 3 - Wrapping and Preparing a Fly for Breakfast
Early morning wrapping a fly for later
Wrapping in silk and dropping
Pick up and prepare
Back to weaving my web
and I continue to weave
October 4 - Catching a Fly, Reinforcing my Web, and Breakfast
Reinforcing the web with a long strand
then swinging back - like a high wire act at the circus
Looking like she is gluing stuff together
And now, over the top for top-side repairs
A Variety of Behaviors (Including Weaving)
Inspection and lauching an attack - poor fly (10 Mb)
Chris Badea's post processing of the above: AVI - DivX (15 Mb) Much sharper
Oct 8 night: new acrobatic positions + hunting by night (10 Mb)
Oct 11 : weaving radial and circumferential fibers (10 Mb)
Oct 12 : How to weave a web - note use of legs to guide gluing (10 Mb)
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