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Spider web mosquito screen

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The convenient package contains everything you need
- a can full of spiders
- a chemical that attracts spiders to the frame of the screen door/window.
Release the spiders, and few hours later, you have a a beautiful, functional spider web screen. Also great for Halloween.
I know it's not precise, but it's sure fun watching all those damn mosquitoes get eaten.
ixnaum, Jun 28 2010

Social spiders http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Social_spider
[ixnaum, Jun 28 2010]

Note the extremely small gaps between strands. http://www.insecte....pg/anelosimus02.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 28 2010]

Similar and earlier Idea Cobweb_20Mosquito_20Netting
[Vernon, Jun 28 2010]

30 April 2002 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145487/
Found, ironically enough, on the World Wide Web ... [8th of 7, Jun 28 2010]

Spiders on drugs funny http://www.youtube....watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc
[zeno, Jun 29 2010]

Spiders on drugs for real http://en.wikipedia...ve_drugs_on_animals
All the drugs tested reduced web regularity except for small doses (0.1-0.3 µg) of LSD, which resulted in more ordered webs [zeno, Jun 29 2010]

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       ... sorry forgot to mention that these are social spiders (see link)
ixnaum, Jun 28 2010
  

       I still have found that spiderwebs DO catch some bugs!! so [+]
xandram, Jun 28 2010
  

       This could be deployed inside of a house, in a simple wooden square, rather than having to replace an existing window screen. The square could be moved around the house, depending on where you might have mosquito problems. It would catch fruit flies too.
swimswim, Jun 28 2010
  

       "The employment of spiders to solve global issues in recent years has sparked a new paradigm amongst scientist and buisnessman alike. The information age is quickly being usurped by the arachnid age, a time amongst people characterized by the pervasive use of spiders to solve everyday problems such as taking out the trash and bathing your children. The exact point at which all this started is mostly uncertain, but some analysts point to the famous and infamously tongue- twistingly titled "spider web mosquito screens" as the single most important entity in facilitating the human/arachnid coexistence that so dominantly shapes our lives today." New Scientist, 'What ever happened to the Apocalypse?', July 2020, pp. 86-94.
daseva, Jun 28 2010
  

       // The exact point at which all this started is mostly uncertain //   

       30 April 2002, to be precise.   

       <link>
8th of 7, Jun 28 2010
  

       Is someone still appraising these ideas based on pragmatic criteria?   

       Fucking idea +
rcarty, Jun 28 2010
  

       21 Quest - I like that caffeinated spider web link ... if caffeine can have that effect, what about other substances? Maybe the spiders can create other patters beside spider webs if given the right substance.
ixnaum, Jun 29 2010
  

       Spiders=bullocks!
blissmiss, Jun 29 2010
  

       Ike and Spider Turner.
Ian Tindale, Jun 29 2010
  
      
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