Learning discussions

Writing up the Morning and Afternoon walk posts, I noticed I’d taken a photo of the same spiderweb.

Female and male orb spider with spiderlings
Female and male orb spider with spiderlings

DSC01197 (Custom)Mr 6 and Mr 8 were also interested in the photo. Mr 6 thought the spider might have eaten another spider. Mr 8, full of knowledge, told us that one spider shed his skin. We talked about the exoskeleton (a skeleton on the outside) and how the spider would grow too big for it then climb out. We noticed the thread holding the growing spider attached to his old exoskeleton.

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