The rural region of Gippsland, in the Australian state of Victoria, in recent days, it is leaving impressive images of spider webs covering its surface. This region has recently been affected by floods and this could be the origin, but what is the reason?
One of the reasons that spiders they use their silk is to move. That is why, after a flood in which the ground is completely flooded, these animals use their strands of cloth to escape and avoid drowning, according to the media. The Conversation.
In general, spiders are constantly present around us, but they tend to hide in the litter and the ground. That is why, during floods, these animals use their particular system: they evacuate the area of the holes where they live and produce this fabric en masse to save themselves, leaving a very striking scene.
This phenomenon, according to The Conversation, is not only seen in Australia, but also that also happens in other parts of the world after the floods, and highlights the versatility of the spider web, which in addition to this function, also serves to catch food or to leave a trace and avoid getting lost.
Forestry experts further recommend that en if this extensive spider web is found, avoid human intervention with insecticide or similar products, since these animals carry out an important work in pest control, so ending their life could increase the risk that a possible plague of cockroaches or mosquitoes can spread.