Zag also displayed a penchant for cross-dressing and playing with Barbie dolls. 

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The purpose of the stabilimentum is disputed. It is possible that it acts as camouflage for the spider lurking in the web's center, but it may also attract insect prey, or even warn birds of the presence of the otherwise difficult-to-see web.

Only those spiders that are active during the day construct stabilimenta in their webs. To construct the web, several radial lines are stretched among four or five anchor points that can be more than three feet apart. The radial lines meet at a central point. To ensure that the web is taut, the spider bends the radial lines slightly together while applying the silk spiral. The female builds a substantially larger web than the male's small zigzag web, often found nearby. The spider occupies the center of the web, usually facing straight down, waiting for prey to become ensnared in it.

If disturbed by a possible predator, she may drop from the web and hide on the ground nearby. The web normally remains in one location for the entire summer, but spiders can change locations usually early in the season, perhaps to find better protection or better hunting.

The yellow garden spider can oscillate her web vigorously while she remains firmly attached in the center. Upon looking closer it was found that V. In this case, A. The radial framework and anchoring lines are not usually replaced when the spider rebuilds the web.

The spider may be recycling the chemicals used in web building. Additionally, the fine threads that she consumes appear to have tiny particles of what may be minuscule insects and organic matter that may contain nutrition. The yellow garden spider keeps a clean orderly web in comparison to the cluttered series of webs built and abandoned by groups of golden orb spiders.

Venom[ edit ] Argiope spiders are not aggressive. They might bite if grabbed, but other than for defense they do not attack large animals. Their venom often contains a library of polyamine toxins with potential as therapeutic medicinal agents. Notable among these is the argiotoxin ArgTX In they invented the process of "interleaving" rolling papers. They called their papers Zig-Zag after the zigzag alternating packaging process[ citation needed ].

Success led to expansion in to a new mill in Thonon-les-Bains. During World War II , the company's original facility in Mantes-la-Jolie was destroyed and at war's end, all production was shifted to the Thonon factory. The choice of a member of this French North African regiment as a Zig-Zag icon originates from a folk story about an incident in the battle of Sevastopol. When the soldier's clay pipe was destroyed by a bullet, he attempted to roll his tobacco using a piece of paper torn from a musket cartridge.

Counterfeit Zig-Zags[ edit ] Although an inexpensive item, counterfeit Zig-Zags have been an issue throughout recent years with several cases of counterfeit sales—and legal action that has resulted the seizure of businesses, large multi-million dollar fines and criminal liability. During , successful counterfeit raids were conducted. Attorneys claim that they will continue to "prosecute known violators to the fullest extent of the law. The alleged ringleaders, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit goods, money laundering and making false statements in federal court in Dallas, where they insisted in that they had stopped smuggling counterfeit cigarette papers.

NAOC —the importer and distributor of Zig-Zag merchandise—obtained an injunction and several hundred thousand dollars against more than a dozen individuals and businesses in Ft. The counterfeits were discovered when undercover investigators were sold fake products in A series of raids and detentions were focused on manufacturing facilities, packaging suppliers and trade companies.

Fake versions of almost every major rolling paper brand, not just Zig-Zag, were discovered. The police investigation was supported by the Yiwu Tobacco Monopoly Bureau and the enforcement support team at Alibaba. All investigations are expected to be complete by the middle of with prosecutions to follow.

Zig-Zag is using advanced marketplace monitoring, finding new ways to incentivize partners to report counterfeits and working closely with law enforcement to find counterfeiters.


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Zig-Zag is a brand of rolling papers that originated in France. It is marketed in the USA by Turning Point Brands, in Europe by Republic Technologies, and in Japan by Tsuge Pipes. The Zig-Zag brand produces primarily hand-rolled tobacco related products such as cigarette rolling papers. Welcome to Zig Zag Asian Collection We believe that textile and craftsmanship keep us connected to the other side of the globe. We are committed to the ethical curation of unique high-quality goods. The result is a celebration of hope, tradition, and creativity.

Concurrently on display in the Project Gallery, in conjunction with ZIG ZAG ZIG, is Line Up, a bumptious exhibition of drawings and works on paper, both old and new, spanning a . Zig Zag believes that fashion should never follow a straight line. Since , we have defied expectations and embraced the strange and varied following of our timelessly hip, affordable footwear. Since , we have defied expectations and embraced the strange and varied following of our timelessly hip, affordable footwear.

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