Tweaked and provolved space spiders, Hobo sapiens can produce buckytube from their spinnerettes.
Developed in the Bolobo system from Tegenaria giganteum and agrestis species of Old Earth, they were semi-sophont but very obedient to their matriarch ISO the Hobo Superior. Hobos have emigrated to many systems throughout the Terragen Sphere, and many modern variants are fully sophont.
Often employed in the construction of Bishop rings and Beanstalks. On some worlds vast webs are supported above the surface of the planet by dynamic orbital rings, with numerous spider colonies and habitats for other species dotted throughout the webs.
Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 05 December 2002.