Net-casting spider hunt filmed in the wild for first time, in creepy super slow-motion
If you think of spiders catching their prey, most probably see them using spider webs as traps. But not all spiders do this.
Watch the net-casting spider use their sticky spider silk to hunt their prey in footage captured for “The Dark: Nature’s Nighttime World”:
The spider then carefully crafts its distinctive net using a different type of silk.
“They spin some of the silk at its most extended so its already at full stretch when its spun so that when its off the scaffold it’ll immediately shrink to its non-stretched size,” he said.
“They hit the prey with it at full stretch and then they relax it so that it gets caught into it, almost like a purse net.”