A Typical garden spider

United States, 1955

Film
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Presents a study of the life cycle of the cross spider showing how the spider builds its web, how it traps food in the web, how the female protects her eggs, and how the young spiders hatch and emerge from cocoons. Includes scenes of a spider trapping a fly in the web, stinging it to paralyse it, and encasing it in a cocoon of silk.

Credits

production company

Plymouth Productions

Brandon Films

Duration

00:08:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011276

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Arachnida

Animals & Wildlife → Nature study

Animals & Wildlife → Predatory animals

Animals & Wildlife → Spiders

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Life cycles (Biology)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life cycles (Biology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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