Mesmerizing Timelapse Of A Spider Spinning A Web

Mesmerizing Timelapse Of A Spider Spinning A Web

Are you a fan of spiders? I’m going to take a wild guess and assume you feel they’re as creepy as I do. Especially when you find a spider in your house or maybe you’re out walking in the woods and accidently walk through a spider web. It’s the worst feeling.


But there is one thing that spiders do well, and it’s making beautiful webs. This video is downright jaw-dropping. It’s a mesmerizing timelapse of a spider spinning a web. Incredibly, this video was posted to TikTok and it received more than 31 million views in less than 24 hours. While this spider may not be Charlotte and he may not spin words into his web like, “Some Pig” or “Radiant,” but this spider seems to be pretty talented.

But why would anyone, including over 31 million people, want to watch a spider spinning a web? I think it’s because we never truly get to witness the process. The time lapse of this incredible video was taken over a period of several hours and it’s truly fascinating to watch.

It’s almost like the little guy has a blueprint for this web, kind of like building a house. Every step is intentional as he starts with the foundation of the web which happens to be the outer layer—then he drops to the middle of the web and creates the skeleton. After that, it is pure magic watching him go round and round, securing every piece of silk he spins.

The silk he uses to spin his web is made of a fibrous protein that’s perfect for catching his dinner. It’s also quite the workout to spin a web. But one of the most beautiful things to witness is an empty spider web, covered in dew at first light. It’s a glorious and magical sight. And in a beautiful way, so is watching this spider spin his web.

Share this video with someone who needs to be reminded of just how stunning this world is!

“It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;” Isaiah 40:22

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