She who kills a spider
Bad luck betide her
However, no one said anything about absconding with an abandoned spider web.
Preserving spider webs is not a new idea. Many children's science books used to have this activity for a project. That was before the days of non-stop testing, of course. Today, some adults do it exceptionally well.
In Vermont, you can visit Knight's Spider Web Farm
in Williamstown. Mr. Knight actually has spider's spinning webs for him in his barn and then preserves them on wood for you to purchase in their gift shop. When not sold out, they also have webs for purchase online.They'll be open for the season at the end of May. Next time I'm passing through Vermont, I'll be stopping here.
Emil "Rocky" Fiore is another spider web collector. He collects his spider webs in the wild. His website Whirled Wide Webs
has interviews and information about Mr. Fiore and his webs mounted on polished beveled glass. You can purchase directly from his website or Evolution
and ABC Carpet & Home
have them in stock.
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If you want to preserve a spider web of your very own, there are instructions online. Check out Science Fair Adventure
for some simple instructions. The spider web collection season has just begun so get moving!