webs spun

by woodshed

no mother loving way!
this is the real deal…..SPIDER SILK SHAWL!
on view at the AMNH (haleluia! hopefully i’m not mistaken, and can actually go marvel!)….apparently weight for weight it’s stronger than steel…
and it’s undyed…what a perfect honey gold….produced by the female Golden Orb Spiders found only in Madagascar…

(potentially unrelated: my dream job as a kid was to be an exploring biologist (entemologist to be exact) in madagascar….i heard they had razor sharp, unclimbable mountains surrounding many parts of the island and i was sold….and now i have another bit of magic to add to the list….)