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12 Mar

Spiderwoman

This beautiful lady is a Golden Orb Web Spider. I saw her in the Okavango but you might find members of her species in many different areas.

She is a remarkable spider and can produce more than 300 metres of extremely strong silk per day. Her silk has twice as much stretch as silk and by weight is 5 times stronger than steel but is lighter than cotton. It’s no wonder that she recycles it. She eats all unused old silk, processes it and it is available for use again within 30 minutes.

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