Spiny Orb Weaver Spider and the green splat

How fun are spiders? One of my favorite spiders has to be the Spiny Orb Weaver Spider. It is beautiful and have some cool facts about them that you probably didn’t know.

Now the first thing you should know about spiny is that they don’t live very long. Their life cycles only reach to the end of reproduction.

Females die after releasing a large mass of eggs and males die after fertilizing them.

That’s right they are willing to die to continue the species. Below is the bright example of a Spiny Orb Weaver spider egg sac.

These spiders are harmless. Their only crime would be annoying placement of their webs. They enjoy living in gardens and other larger areas. Each egg sac can have over two hundred new babies waiting to leap out into the world.

They enjoy woody areas, shrubs, and bushes or corners of the home, doorways and patios.

They are another example of a good spider. Sure, if over populating they can do damage to your plants but they eat insects that could potentially do more damage. It’s up to you to weigh your pros and cons.

Frankly, Spiny Orb Weaver spiders are nice to have around if you can stomach their rough exterior. The eggs hatch between 10 to 13 days.

Fun fact: females live alone but there can be up to three males on a single web.

Please note these spiders do not want to be in your house. They love the outdoors. If you see one try not to kill it, they don’t want to be there anymore than you want them there. Safely relocate the spider because they are harmless, beneficial spiders that you probably didn’t notice until now.

Sometimes the answers are staring you straight in the fact and sometimes they are not.

Always research multiple sources before you come to a conclusion and never take an opinion or blog as a fact without further research.

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