Spider Makes a Cast For It's Broken Leg Out of It's Own Silk

Nature always finds a way.  If something breaks, it fixes itself.  Maybe not always the case, but it happens often and certainly in this amazing case.




As per the description of the YouTube video, the friend of the video recorder was trapping the spider to take it outside and accidentally crushed its leg under the glass.  It was then that the spider got to work fashioning a cast to support it's broken leg.




To create the cast, the spider uses its two pedipalps (the appendages on the front of its body -  similar to hands).  It feeds silk from the spinneret glands located near its abdomen and ravels it around the busted leg.

Spiders have the ability to make a variety of things with their webs, including walls and weapons  To them, building a cast is no big thing.  To us however, it's one of nature's marvels!





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