When spiders moved from the water to the land in the Early Devonian period, they started making silk to protect their bodies and their eggs. Spiders gradually started using silk for hunting purposes, first as guide lines and signal lines, then as ground or bush webs, and eventually as the aerial webs which are so famous today.
Spiders produce silk from their spinneret glands located at the tip of their abdomen. Each gland produces a thread for a special purpose – for example a trailed safety line, sticky silk for trapping prey or fine silk for wrapping it. Spiders use different gland types to produce different silks, and some spiders are capable of producing up to 8 different silks during their lifetime.
Most spiders have...
I am Odon Czintos photographer,
I am member of the MAFOSZ (National Federation of Hungarian Photographers).
I am interested in taking pictures since 1984. I always intend to show new faces of nature and the world surrounding us.
I’m not interested only in nature photography.
When something captures my mind, I try to capture it with my best knowledge and creativity.
I took part in several Hungarian and international photo competition with different success.
My photographs participated in joint and individual exhibitions.
My photos received first, second, third places or special awards.
My photograps are published in photo magazines and books.
I am mostly proud of my photographs exhibited in the European Parliament and...
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