Sunday, 28 April 2013

DID YOU KNOW ...? (66)

silk weaving spider nephila
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A spider commonly known as 'Nephila' 'The Golden Orb Web Spider' or 'Banana Spider' spins silk that is so strong that it is used to make fishing nets and shopping bags. 

The size of a female nephila is approximately 3 to 5cm for the toe and is about 20cm across from toe to toe. Female golden orb-web spiders are also more colourful than their male counterparts. The males, however, are less colourful and are much smaller, only 1/10 size of female nephilas. Their size is only about 5-6mm. 

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