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*Ballooning* is a term used for the mechanical
kiting^[1]^[2]^[3]^[/improper synthesis?/] that many spiders, especially
small species,^[4] as well as certain mites and some caterpillars use to
disperse through the air. Many small spiders use gossamer or especially
fine silk to lift themselves off a surface or use the silk as an anchor in
mid air.^[5] The very fine silk used for ballooning has been called
"gossamer" since 1325^[6] and was not originally known to be produced by
spiders; by extension, the same word is used metaphorically for any
exceedingly fine thread or fabric. Biologists also apply the term "balloon
silk" to the threads that mechanically lift and drag systems.

A spider or spiderling after hatching^[7] will climb as high as it can. The
spider then stands on raised legs with its abdomen pointed upwards. This is
known as "tiptoeing".^[8] After


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