Monday, September 20, 2010

Madagascar's Gigantic Spider Web

A newly discovered species of spider living in Madagascar makes the world's longest known web, spanning 25m.

Darwin's bark spider, a species new to science, weaves its huge web over flowing rivers, stretching from bank to bank.
It is so big that it can catch 30 or more prey insects at any one time.
The spiders are able to weave such large webs, held up by such long drag lines, by using the toughest, most energy-absorbing silk ever discovered, tougher than any other known biological, and most man-made, materials.

Read more info @ "BBC Earth News"

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