- I am sadly watching a beautiful golden orb seemingly in her final hour. Her web was spun on my verandah several weeks ago. I put warning signs either side to prevent heads damaging her home.Yesterday she was missing,but I was pleased to find her inside my house with another web, not so magnificent in structure, but she seemed healthy enough. I always caught her a fly when I could, her reflexes impressive.Last night, thinking I was doing her a huge favour I bravely caught & threw her a cockroach. She wrapped him up & feasted. Her last it seems. Last year we had another Golden Orb which we fed flies for weeks & after a cockroach she succumbed as I was reminded by my housemate. Maybe cockroaches are harmful to them?