Researchers in Britain have discovered that spiders use their webs to communicate to other eight-legged counterparts.
Researchers report that silk can carry vibrations across many frequencies. It is said that spiders can pass information to other spiders about prey, parts of the web that may need repairing and even potential mates. Research teams from the universities of Oxford, Strath-clyde, and Sheffield fired bullets and lasers at spider silk to learn how it vibrated. High-speed cameras were used to record the silks movements as it was hit. The lasers were used to give the researchers measurements of the smallest vibrations. Spider silk was found to be carrying tunes that are detailed frequencies.
UK researchers discover spiders use their webs as form of communication
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