We did a guided hike with Matagalpa Tours to Cerro Apante. Our guide pointed out a female golden orb spider and told us she spins a web so strong that people used to use it as fishing line. The male is only a fraction of her size and mates with her while she eats so she doesn't bite his head off like praying mantises do.
By Lara Dalinsky, AFAR Local Expert
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