“The female Araneus diadematus (featured above) can be about 3/4″ or more in size with a large abdomen. The females build large orb-like webs, as much as 3 feet in diameter, and sit upside-down in the center of the web or on the side angled downward. As soon as prey disturbs the web, they immediately attack and subdue it by wrapping it in silk..” -Tomitheos
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fun fact: The “silk” of a spider is stronger than steel threads of the same diameter.