Sunday, February 9, 2014

Golden silk orb-weaver

A Golden silk orb-weaver in the Abuko Nature Reserve in Gambia. The species is perhaps Nephila senegalensis. These spiders have a size up to 6 cm and produce very stable and giant nets. The networks are now of medical interest because the silk is very stable and biocompatible. Even clothes were already made of this material (golden silk). 
Golden silk orb-weaver  in Gambia
Golden silk orb-weaver 

Golden silk orb-weaver  in Gambia
Golden silk orb-weaver 
Linked with Macro Monday and I heart Macro.

14 comments:

  1. Magnificent macro shot of the spider ~ thanks, carol and artmusedog ^_^

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  2. Gorgeous shots of the spider and the web.

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  3. Mother Nature produces the best materials...

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  4. I love these pictures , beautiful spider !

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  5. A great close-up Christian. I remember Abuko from my visit years ago- lots of birds, insects and snakes!

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  6. Wie nah warst du dran? Spinnen faszinieren mich ....wusste nicht das man aus diesem Netz gewbt hat. Lediglich ueber die blutstillende Wirkung habe ich gehoert. Tolle Reisen die du so unternimmst!

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  7. Really cool shots of the orb weaver and its web.

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  8. He is kind of scary looking. But what a beautiful name.

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  9. Eine beeindruckende Spinne! Faszinierend, dass sie so ein starkes Netz macht! Von Golden Silk hatte ich noch nicht gehört!

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  11. BEautiful web details! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  12. great details, great shot. Well done! Kr.Ritva

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