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I have an aircraft model in my bedroom and saw a spider web attached to the wing today. I want to find the spider. How would I best do this?

  • What kind of spider do you think it is? – Wrathbelle Oct 14 '15 at 22:18
  • @Revulai I don't know. Probably pretty small though. – Ethan Oct 14 '15 at 22:20
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    Don't, it's much better to have a spider than a few, or a few dozen, other insects. (Note to biologists: yes, i know spiders aren't insects). If you never have insects anyway, your spider won't stay (alive) very long either. – Guntram Blohm Oct 15 '15 at 16:48
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If the web is still inhabited by a spider, you could try to gently blow on the web. This will cause it to start vibrating, making the spider believe a bug is caught in it. It will come out of its hiding place (on one of the corners of the web) to sting the bug. This is when you can kill/catch it.

  • Wow okay I guess I will try that. – Ethan Oct 15 '15 at 12:20
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    Well spiders don't have a sting, but the rest of the comment should work. The spider has likely moved on anyway if you have nothing for it to eat (i.e. insects around). – djsmiley2k Oct 20 '15 at 16:48

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