The construction of a web begins with its first thread, which runs horizontally. The spider may throw a thread into the wind from a point above and wait until the thread attaches to vegetation. It then pulls the thread until it is as horizontal as possible. The spider may also place the first thread by attaching it to point A and pulling it along to point B.
Once the first thread is secure, the spider travels along it with a new thread that it will attach to the opposite side (from A to B).
The spider returns to the centre of the floating web, where it attaches a third thread (C) that it pulls to the bottom, down to point D, and attaches it there. These three threads form a Y that is the centre of the web.
The Y-shaped structure allows the spider to travel along it at random. It spins and pulls threads to create a radial structure that resembles the spokes of a bicycle wheel, which reinforces the centre of the web.
Once the spokes are consolidated and its tensions are balanced, the spider spins a new spiral from the inside to the outside. This temporary spiral consolidates the entire web. Up to this point, none of the threads are sticky.