Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Do you have some videos about the spider webs?
A: Yes! There are three videos you can watch:
Setting up your Spider Web - Demonstration showing how to hang a spider web on your house
Black Lights - Demonstration of how much glow you can expect from different black lights
Spider Web Glue - Demonstration of how strong the glue joints are on a spider web
Q:How strong are the spider web glue joints?
A: In 2010 I found a glue that holds up to 25 pounds of weight. Click here to see a video demonstrating how strong the glue joints are. The glue is an industrial UV resistant version of the glue marketed under the name of "Goop." You can buy "Goop" at stores like Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowes.
Q: What makes the GlowWebs glow?
A: The GlowWebs only glow with a black light. The GlowWebs are made from a special nylon rope than has fluorescing agents molded into the nylon fibers so that the rope will glow when you shine a black light on it. For more information on outdoor approved black light fixtures check out the Black Lights page.
Also, here is a good website that describes the basics of black lights: http://www.halloweenblacklight.com/halloween-blacklight-buying.html
Q: Do you sell webs that glow under a black light?
A: Yes! All of the GlowWebs glow under a black light. Be sure you use an LED UV black light, a CFL black light, or a fluorescent tube black light. Do not use the light bulb shaped incandescent black lights, they are cheap but they just don't work. For more information on outdoor approved black light fixtures check out the Black Lights page.
Q: Are the fluorescent light fixtures weatherproof?
A:At Home Depot or Lowe's I have not been able to find weatherproof fluorescent light fixtures for the UV fluorescent tubes and they do not have an outdoor light fixture for the 13w CFL UV lights they sell either. For this reason I have imported outdoor LED UV black lights and a weatherproof light fixture for spiral CFL UV lights. For more information go to the Black Lights page.
Q: What are the webs made of?
A: The standard webs are made from 3/16 inch cotton rope. The GlowWebs are made from a special nylon rope that will glow under a black light.
Q: Can I buy a web made of thicker rope?
A: Yes. More information about thicker rope can be found at the bottom of the Purchase page.
Q: Can I make my Standard web into a GlowWeb?
A: Yes, the standard webs are made from 3/16 inch cotton rope. To make a standard web glow, buy Rit Whitener and Brightener and dye it per the instructions on the package. The web becomes a little bit whiter, but more importantly it will glow under a black light.
Q: Do you also sell giant spiders with your webs?
A: No. The best deal I have found is at Walmart. Every year they seem to have a spider with a 12 inch body and 48 inch leg span for about $8.00. There are also cool spiders on eBay.
Q: Will your webs support the weight of the large air blown spiders?
A: Yes. In the 25 ft web pictures there is a customer that mounted his web above his driveway and you can see a large air blown spider on it. The web will of course droop from the weight and the web must be anchored well but the rope will not break.
Q: Can you dye the Genuine SpiderWebs different colors?
A: Yes, if you choose to get your web made out of cotton rope, it can be dyed a variety of colors with dyes such as Rit Whitener and Brightener. Please note that the colors will fade in the sun and weather.
Q: Do the webs fit every house shape?
A: The original shapes of the Almost GIANT, GIANT, and BERMUDA webs require 3 anchor points, while the ULTRA and MEGA webs have 4 anchor points. Although we cannot guarantee the web to fit EVERY house, we will take special requests for various web shapes and lengths. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any special requests.
Q: Who is SpiderWebMan?
A: He started as a computer programmer during the day until one day when he was bit by a brown recluse spider. He began to be strangely awakened at night wrapped in lengths of rope. He discovered he could create HUGE spider webs if he properly applied his powers in the backyard. Then he put the webs on the front of his house at Halloween and he created five sizes of spider webs made of rope: the Almost GIANT 20-ft web, the GIANT 25-ft web, the 30-ft BERMUDA web, the ULTRA 33-ft web, and the MEGA 50-ft web.
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