“Spiders are anti-social, keep pests under control, and mostly mind their own business, but they somehow summon fear in humans who are far more dangerous, deceitful and have hurt more people. Of the two I’m more suspicious about the latter”
Donna Lynn Hope
Have you ever come across this spider?
It’s a bright colourful orb weaver spider.
Its red spines are unique and making it more attractive. The spider has 8 legs.
They are not venomous.
They enjoy mosquitoes, beetles and moths for their lunch and dinner.
So they are human friendly by eliminating the pests and disease-causing insects.
They are also known by names such as star spiders, thorn spiders, jewel spiders and crab spiders.
Spiny orb-weavers are classified in the genus Gasteracantha.
“Think how nature makes things compared to how we humans make things.” We talked about how animals don’t just preserve the next generation; they typically preserve the environment for the ten-thousandth generation. While human industrial processes can produce Kevlar, it takes a temperature of thousands of degrees to do it, and the fiber is pulled through sulfuric acid. In contrast, a spider makes its silk – which per gram is several times stronger than steel – at room temperature in water.”
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