A single acre of grassland can
contain 2½ million spiders.
moult (shed the hair, skin, horns, etc.) annually.
How does the
male tarantula know to push up the female's legs to expose her reproductive
organs? God surely programmed this into them; as well as what to do once
they are exposed.
spiders live up to 25 years, weigh up to 122 grams and have a leg span
of 25 centimeters (1 centimeter is about the width of your finger). Jumping
spiders (about 10% of the 40,000 species of spiders) have 360 degree vision
thanks to 4 pairs of eyes, with independent movement of each eye. There
are vast differences seen when one looks at the many types of spiders,
yet they all subsist very well.
Spiders, lobsters, crabs, scorpions
insects, etc. are all arthropods.
Araneomorphae species of spider was surviving very well with its set of
two book lungs (a stack of thin sheets called lamellae that resemble the
pages of a book, resulting in gas exchange between air and blood), why
was there need (evolutionary speaking) for further development to four
book lungs, with increased complexity, as evidenced in Mygalmorph spiders?
If the Araneomorphae was quite fit to survive, and was indeed surviving,
and does today, why the increased complexity, apart from God just showing
us that He can darn well do things in a myriad
of ways, and make it all work just fine. The two book lungs do the same
as the four. This is
to evolutionists, many of whom, avoid confronting the truth of their
own body's marvelous design -Romans
spiders have poisonous venom, and that's good because we each eat 12 spiders
during our lifetime when we're asleep. Ever awaken in the night without
coughing, yet feeling you have just gulped 'something' down? Wherever you
are on earth, there's a spider within 3 feet of you.
Spiders digest food outside the body
by injecting nitrogen containing enzymes.
Spiders spin silk! This is one of
the characteristics that sets them apart from other creatures. Spiders
sail through air on a thread of gossamer.
½ of the 40,000 species use
silk, but do not spin webs. Spiders have 8 legs, as compared to an insect's
webs are strong enough to catch mice and birds. Spider's
web strands are used in the better transit's (surveying equipment) transoms
(cross hairs), and in rifle scopes, as they can perform better than anything
man made. They can be stretched 30% and hold their position without becoming
limp. They are actually stronger than steel or the bullet proof material
kevlar; similar in strength to the
human body's collagen.
A spider forms
a definite pattern, an
spiral as evidenced in many of their webs.
First a spider creates the framework,
to which begins the superstructure
by the spider first adding spokes (like a bicycle's wheel). He then begins
filling up the open areas between the spokes as he travels around the centre
of the framework in one continuous line (much like you would do if you
were decorating your bicycle wheels with colored streamer paper) with the
silk coming out of him having just the right specifications. How he knows
to do this is programmed into him by God, the ever so astoundingly brilliant,
yet intimately personal, Creator of all things.
Spiders don't get caught in their
own web because they possess such an amazing 'tracking' system, giving
them the ability to keep on the strands of the web using their eight legs.
Spiders have to be diligent. Each
day they have to repair or totally rebuild their webs from damage from
all sorts of things that occur in the forest or in the home, like vacuuming.
exhibit symmetry with diversity:
You've seen the traditional design, but in addition, other webs look like
triangles (Hyptiotes spider), like a ladder (Scoloderus spider), Black
Widow's (just below), like a funnel (Agelena spider, called Funnelweb spider),
single string webs look like fishing lines (Dinopis and Magrammopes spiders),
like a hand held fan (Theridiosoma spider), and many more different styles
of webs by many other different spiders. Their spatial
structures all exhibit mathematical
design. Form is about spatial structure.
They measure like a tailor! How do
spiders know to, and know how to measure the spacing between the strands
of their webs to get it just right. How do they know how to get the web's
tension just right? Why do certain spiders always build the same type of
web? Why do they only build so many braces within the hub on those kinds
of nets? How and why do they plan the particular style of web that they
After mating some spiders eat their
partners; different from human behavior.
The spider population of Britain alone,
devours about enough insects annually to equal the total weight of Britain's
WIDOW SPIDER (Latrodectus):-Black
Widow spider's web strands are stronger than steel in some aspects. The
spider's strands, used in surveying instruments, are one thousandth of
a millimeter thick, about one thousandth the width of a human hair. These
strands are superior to man made synthetic
strands as they will stretch about 30% before breaking. The Black Widow
spider's strands are ten times the strength of the material kevlar used
in bullet proof jackets. Its web is is thinner at the top, becoming wider
as the bottom is reached.-...continues
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