WONDER #977: Why Don’t Spiders Get Caught in Their Webs?

Question 1 of 3

Spiders use their sticky webs to catch what for food?

  1. flies
  2. insects
  3. small animals
  4. all of the above

Question 2 of 3

In addition to being sticky, spider webs are also very what?

  1. strong
  2. loud
  3. ugly
  4. weak

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is not an explanation for why spiders don’t get caught in their own webs?

  1. highly productive oil glands
  2. grooming habits
  3. careful movement
  4. special chemicals on the hair on their legs

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