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Hobo Spider Nest

Hobo spiders (Tegenaria Agrestis) create nests made from silk strands. Commonly referred to as webs, these nests are funnel-shaped and serve as both prey traps and homes for hobo spiders. Hobo spider webs are constructed of irregularly intertwined silk threads, which produce a horizontal, trampoline-like structure. Prey that comes into contact with the web triggers vibrations along the silken structure, alerting the hobo spider. After attacking prey, hobo spiders consume them within the narrow end of their funnel-shaped webs.

Hobo spider webs also serve as mating grounds. Females generally remain within the perimeter of their nests, while males move about in search of potential mating partners. Males cautiously approach their female counterparts, mating only after finding that the female is receptive, rather than hostile. Females remain in their nests after mating. Males will either die soon afterward or move on.

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