Charlotte realizes that she is unable to compete in a market flooded with cheap imports.

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Comments
  1. Karen Taylor says:

    So Charolette is forced to take the better and stronger manufactured web. Poor little spider.

  2. sedge808 says:

    seems to be a common theme these days.

  3. Pépé le Moko says:

    Wabi, Please note that Charlotte ,having checked out the competition, finds it laughable. Clearly it lacks all the protein sequences AAAAAAA , GGGGGGG , the purple SSSSSSS’s, to say nothing of the comparable tensile strength or diverse properties of her web. See the glint of amusement as she decides to sun herself before she sets off on the tasks of her day.

    • Pépé le Moko: I did have the fleeting idea to include the Ted Talk reference in this post. Should have acted on that. For any latecomer to the site, I offer you this link to a fascinating…no, mind-blowing… Ted Talk on the varieties of spider silk and their various make-ups:

      http://www.ted.com/talks/cheryl_hayashi_the_magnificence_of_spider_silk

      I suppose I should have considered that Charlotte, featured above, was NOT lying there in a depressive stupor but was maybe supervising a work crew of other arachnids whom she had trained in the difficult art of spinning garden webs/deer fences. 🙂

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