- Posted by webmaster
- On December 2, 2009
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Climbing up to the little waterhole I have been taking pictures of since the rain I almost ran face first into this beautiful construction.
It’s a Golden Orb spider web with a female Golden Orb in the centre.
The spider grows to roughly 15 centimeters long and its web is very strong and in some light it’s really hard to see.
The web is reputed to be about four times stronger that a piece of wire of the same thickness and has been known to trap small birds.
This is just the central section of the web which is quite large and usually spun between two trees or strong bushes.
I really don’t fancy getting one of these spiders on me even though their bite is harmless.