Golden Orb-Weaving Spider Golden Orb-Weaving Spider Known for producing the world's strongest silk, golden orb-weaving spiders weave large webs between trees to catch flies, locusts, grasshoppers, and even small birds. The spider sits at the center of the web, waiting for the telltale vibrations that signal trapped prey. Male spiders are much smaller than the females, and sometimes risk being eaten during courtship. Females produce a single sac holding up to 1,000 eggs. The tiny spiderlings hatch in 2 weeks, and eventually drift on the winds to a new perch.