If you’ve ever stood and looked at a spiderweb for any length of time you can’t help but be impressed by the work that goes into it.  We have a lot of orb spiders here and there is one in particular that builds a web across the driveway that is over a metre in diameter.  If we knock a bit of it down on our way out to the shed in the dark then it is usually repaired by the time we come back.  It’s a pretty amazing piece of architecture, even if you do have eight hands to hang on to all the strings.

The parts of the web of an orb spider

Image from brisbaneinsects.com

I’ve never thought about the ‘anatomy’ of a spider web before but, now that I’ve seen this diagram on brisbaneinsects.com via the ABC Science Facebook page, I realise that if you’re going to study something the first thing you need to do is name the parts so you can discuss it intelligently.

So, just for a bit of fun here is the Anatomy of a Spider Web.  In case you ever find yourself on my driveway with not much else to talk about!

Miss Vivi

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So, here we are at the beginning of Term 1 for 2012 and we’re all about to dive into the Australian National Curriculum for classes up to Yr 10.

Here at Dissection Connection we’re starting the year with a new price list.  It’s over there on the right under Downloads –>  It’s in a slightly different format, hopefully organised to make it easier to use.   Feel free to have a squeal if you have any comments about it.

There are some new dissection specimens worth squealing about so look out for a newsletter in your inbox soon.

We hope you’ve had some great times over Christmas and New Year.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you very soon.

Miss Vivi

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Mr Vivi

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