Flying Spiders Sense Meteorological Conditions and Use Nanoscale Fibers to Float on the Wind (image) PLOS Share Print E-Mail Caption The crab spider spins out tens of fine silk fibers for its aerial dispersal. A triangular sheet of fibers is observed at the moment of the takeoff. Credit Moonsung Cho, Technical University of Berlin. Usage Restrictions CC-BY. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.