- I live in Marrar in the Riverina (NSW) and our garden hosts at least a dozen Golden Orb Weavers of various sizes. Their webs are so strong it is difficult to break them if you accidentally stray into one. One tiny female chose the standard lamp in our living room to begin her spinning.We only realised what she was when she began to grow bigger and a tiny reddish male appeared and took up residence in the web too. We finally moved her into the garden. I would love to know how long-lived they are.Can anyone help?