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Jurassic Spider Eats Birds

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Nephila, the genus name of the golden silk orb-weaver spider, means "fond of spinning." 00:53

  2. Golden silk orb-weaver spiders have been observed catching and eating birds and snakes. 01:26

  3. The silk from golden silk orb-weaver spiders has been used to make microscope eyepiece crosshairs, violin strings, and even a cape. 02:35