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The discovery of the arachnid buried in ancient volcanic ash in Inner Mongolia, China, is important because it makes this particular spider fossil named Nephila jurassica the oldest known species of the largest web-weaving spiders on the earth today, the golden orb weavers, with one exception. Today’s golden orb versions are mild in comparison to this 165-million-year-old, 15 cm long (almost six inches) arachnid that was terrifying in its heydey and big enough to prey upon birds and bats. The species is known to use silk that shines like gold in the light of the sun.
Other cultures have found uses for cobwebs. Polynesian fishermen used the threads of the golden orb spider to make fishing line
Originally posted by Lucifer84
This thread got me thinking......which is dangerous by the way
We have had reptile dominance - Dino's
We are now dominent - Mammals
Whats left...... The insect / arachnids
Originally posted by Mercurio
Check out the giant centipede, it is huge, it can eat a mouse.
There are videos on YouTube of it being fed a mouse.