How to freeze a spider's web
Before you pack the kids off trick-or-treating, try this simple activity to admire and preserve the intricate homes of arachnid artisans. A great way to get kids to see spiders in a different light.
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Locate an intact web with space behind it. Obviously, take great care to ensure that no spiders are present. Take a can of non-toxic spray paint, and, holding it 15–20cm away, spray the web. Make sure you avoid the surrounding vegetation.