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Watch this tiny spider shoot 80-foot-long strands of silk across a river

Watch this tiny spider shoot 80-foot-long strands of silk across a river

Spider-Woman is real! This baffling she-spider spins giant webs with fiber stronger than steel. Meet Darwin's bark spider (Caerostris darwini ), an itsy-bitsy spider from Madagascar that proves once and for all that truth is stranger than fiction. Aside from these small creatures' odd sexual proclivities , they are able to spin and weave webs that would put Spider-Man to shame. Often stretching more than 6.5 feet in diameter, the largest web recorded so far covered a stunning 30 square feet. They start by shooting a spray of silk across a body of water, which you can see in the video below. These bridges often measure in the 80-foot-long realm, and researchers can’t figure out where all of the silk comes from; where is that little thing hiding all of that webbing? Regardless, once they craft a web suspended from the bridge, they clean up with the unsuspecting prey that fly...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/animals/watch-tiny-spider-shoo...

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