Spiders Spin Balloons to Fly Away | National GeographicThis crab spider is surveying the wind condition with its leg hairs … to take flight. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta A team of researchers studied how these spiders release silk "balloons" and sail away. Conditions for liftoff need to be right. A warm and gentle breeze will do it. The balloon is made up of 60 silk threads in a triangular form, similar to a wind-sail. It’s got to be nice to go wherever the wind blows. Read more in "See How Spiders 'Fly' Around the World on Their Silk" https://bit.ly/2GIJ7YZ Spiders Spin Balloons to Fly Away | National Geographic https://youtu.be/8rTEe2vS-VI National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeoSpiders Spin Balloons to Fly Away | National Geographic

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A team of researchers studied how these spiders release silk "balloons" and sail away. Conditions for liftoff need to be right. A warm and gentle breeze will do it. The balloon is made up of 60 silk threads in a triangular form, similar to a wind-sail. It’s got to be nice to go wherever the wind blows.

Read more in "See How Spiders 'Fly' Around the World on Their Silk"
https://bit.ly/2GIJ7YZ

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