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XI No.13 - Sunday December 2 - Saturday December 15, 2012

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Creature Features


Giant Wood Spider

By Stacey Pakula
The Giant Wood Spider is one of the largest (true) spiders in Thailand and the world! Its web can stretch up to six meters long in between trees and can easily be walked through if one is not paying attention. This spider belongs to the Golden Orb Weaver family and has the strongest webbing of any spider, even strong enough to catch small bats and birds.
The female Giant Wood Spider can reach up to 20 cms in length; however, the male is tiny and is only a fraction of the size of the female. The male lives on the web with the female and steals food from her. After mating, the female digs a burrow in the ground to lay her massive clutch of eggs.
Fun Facts:
The Giant Wood Spider can lay up to 2900 eggs per egg sac
Largest and strongest web of any spider species
Mild venom for hunting insects, but harmless to humans
The Giant Wood Spider is very colorful: white, black, red, yellow and blue colors make up the pattern of this spider

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Giant Wood Spider



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