Flash Post 272!
Button, look at this gorgeous creature.
What is it?
The Golden Orb Spider.
Are you calling her gorgeous!
Isn’t she? Do you know why she is called so?
Remember the day I showed you the beautiful gossamer-fine webs spun by regular spiders in our garden? Well, these spiders are known for the even more impressive webs they spin producing silk, the colour of gold, that is five times stronger than steel and more flexible than cotton.
Don’t silk worms spin silk?
They do but this silk spun by this particular spider is something else. And I’ve told you why.
A spider producing silk is hard to believe! Where can they be found?
In warmer climes especially throughout Costa Rica.
Any other interesting fact?
In 2012, a cape and shawl, made with silk spun by the Golden Orb Spider, were exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.