old spiders

Old spiders weave messy webs:
In humans, we associate getting older with cobwebs of the mind; in spiders, it's the cobwebs themselves that suffer.
The web on the left was spun by a 17 day old spider; the one on the right by a 188 day old spider nearing the end of its life.

Poor spiders.

Photos: Mylene Anotaux.