Nice Spider… A Batik Golden Web Spider


Nephila clavata

On a hike yesterday I almost put my face through this spider’s web that took up the whole path. I was lucky to see it – and, I’ve never done this before but I used a stick to gently break the web so nobody else would end up with this thing on their face. Then I had a (moral) license to play with him so I shot some video. Amazing spider.


Here’s the spider video at ThaiPulse Travel Channel, embedded below:

As you can see, the quality degrades considerably when YouTube changes it.

For higher quality video – right click this link: (sorry, didn’t upload correctly – will upload a good one at the internet cafe later today) Spider video and follow instructions below…

If you’re using FireFox browser choose “Save target as…” and save it to your hard drive to watch after it downloads fully. If you’re using Internet Explorer or some other browser the “Save target as…” link will be called something else. Save file as… Save link as…