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Step 3: Collect Webs

To collect webs, I first snagged one  side of the web, and carefully twisted the web,  carefully pulling off silk threads from the leaves, until I had a the fibers in a length. I avoided breaking any threads whenever possible, in order to keep the original threads as long as they could be, before having to twist on a new length of silk.

I then wound the length of silk on a smooth stick (the stalk of a lily) temporarily, while I gathered more silk.
 
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<p>A spider web farm would be awesome,but sadly spiders get cannabalistic when near other spiders. They are very aggressive. </p><p>http://www.dar-elsafwa.com/</p>
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<p>You want to get webs that are strong even in a single strand.</p><p>Real grand daddy long leg webs' are weak and only gathered in small amounts.</p>
<p>I someone wants to buy spider silk, I know of a location that has hundreds of webs. I do not know the current condition of the webs because they are not very protected from the elements. Tell how much you want and what it is worth to you and will see if we can make it happen. I do not know how we will determine the amount of web material we will end up with. You would also have to determine how you want it harvested- all in a ball or wound around something. Only about one in five webs were active last time I was there. I did not ID the spider making the webs. </p>
<p>Hi I'm doing a project where I'm building Spiderman's web shooters so I was wondering if you sell this thread or if you know where I can buy some. I'd really appreciate the help thank you.</p>
<p>A spider web farm would be awesome,but sadly spiders get cannabalistic when near other spiders. They are very aggressive.</p>
<p>A spider web farm would be awesome,but sadly spiders get cannabalistic when near other spiders. They are very aggressive.</p>
<p>A spider web farm would be awesome,but sadly spiders get cannabalistic when near other spiders. They are very aggressive.</p>
<p>A spider web farm would be awesome,but sadly spiders get cannabalistic when near other spiders. They are very aggressive.</p>
Wow. This is gorgeous! I never knew that you could make thread from spider webs! Too bad I don't live anywhere near a place where the spiders you listed live.
This is hands down the most interesting instructable I have ever seen, It's well done and I learned a lot from it! : D <br>
hey wow could you go and cath spiders and begin a spider web farm
YEAH THATD BE AWESOME!!
yeah it would be fun
I think ticks should be added to the arachnid list because they have 8 legs too.
No need to add them, they're already there. Ticks, and all other mites are arachnids. You had the right idea.<br>-Z.
here is something creepy in a lab on a farm in Sweden they are making a goat that u can milk and it has milk and spider silk..............MILK SILK ANYONE!!!
I think I remember hearing about that! It makes NO SENSE!
I've seen "spider goats" at Purdue University. It actually makes a lot of sense. It's come a long way in a past several years. The milk is still "drinkable". The silk protein doesn't present as a fiber in the milk, it needs a chemical catalyst to be extracted. The goats have a number of advantages, they don't bite(well not like spiders do), they are easier to milk than spiders, they don't eat each other and they are still useful for things that goats are useful for. The process is still pretty young as technologies go but there's a lot of promise in it.
ya i really want one of the spider goats<br>
Haha. I saw a documentary about that a few years ago. They would extract the silk proteins from the milk of the genetically modified goats or something like that. It was less productive than pulling the web right out of the spiders. But I guess the crazy scientists scientists just wanna have fun.
You should see the size of a camel spider they are massive! I'm not sure if they make webs though?
No they don't, they're not actually spiders. They're more closely related to scorpions. No web at all.
srry said spider meant arachnid not spider srry they are in the same order as the spider and the scorpion which makes it no more closely related to either <br>
I bet that if you were to weave a friendship bracelet out of spider's silk, it would last for YEEEEEEARS. Some of the strongest stuff is said to be 10 times the strength of Kevlar. That's awesome.
It's kinda nice knowing that here in Michigan all I have to worry about is the brown recluse (which is not native to Michigan as it comes in with wood shipments), and the northern black widow (which sadly, is native to Michigan). Other than those two species, there isn't really any interesting species of arachnid here
Yeah, but New Zealand is even better: no spiders that could hurt anything bigger than a rabbit (if that). Plus, no snakes or other bitey things!
your wrong about that.there are poisonous spiders in New Zealand, three species to be exact.the kapito ,white- tailed and red back spiders. 1.red back bites can cause severe pain, aches and profuse sweating. 2.kapito bites may lead to severe pain around the bite area and possible muscle cramps. 3.A White-tailed spider bite usually leads to severe pain and swelling around the bite area, but there are no long-lasting effects. and yes you are right about the snakes and other &quot;bitey&quot; things&quot;
But aren't there mosquitoes? They can kill!
most mosquitoes in michigan suck blood. few will carry diseases as disease carrying mosquitoes are more common in tropical regions
For the record, the brown recluse is actually much more poisonous than the black widow. Black widow bites are painful, cause inflammation, and require doctors etc. Brown recluse bites cause necrosis of the flesh rapidly and require a doctor for not only anti venom, but usually removal of flesh to amputation.

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