How can spider fly?

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  • I have heard of high altitude tests filtering out upper atmosphere that have found dead spiders in the mix. No pigs that I know of yet.

  • 3 weeks ago

    they sort of cling together when they hatch , and float on the breeze  to new areas  

  • 1 month ago

    While spiders have no wings, they can get airborne with ballooning.

    This is their method of dispersing by pulling web in a breeze until they are carried away. Often I find crab spiders, get them onto my hand. They point their butt upward releasing web then away they go.

    Another case, communal spiders even millions, sharing a large web can get blown away,web, spiders, and all, and carried some great distance. I have seen this twice, once in my front yard what looked like a small cloud was a fair size web settling in the corner bushes. Close look, there were thousands of spiders in the web.

    When these huge occupied gossamer's settle in habitable places, it can be a phobe's nightmare of raining spiders. Check this out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qpsQg9pWJo

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A1VFYz9ld8

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    Bob likes to play with spiders too:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBLAasnaZ6g

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    This should explain it for you.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    When I was a kid I always used to see this white spider flying near these two houses. The only explanation was that the wind was blowing it away in its web.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They can fly by shooting some of their "silk" out into the wind and the wind then catching it like a balloon and allowing them to "fly" thru the air. It is an uncontrolled simulation of flight, but it definitely moves them around.

  • 1 month ago

    it can't                               

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