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Energy spider


Planet of origin


Lando Calrissian: "Efforts to transplant colonies of the energy spiders that produce the stuff haven't been very successful."
Han Solo: "You're trying to get them to survive on other planets?"
Lando Calrissian: "Yes, but they just stop feeding and die—"
Han Solo: "Good!"
Lando Calrissian and Han Solo, on Calrissian's efforts to expand glitterstim production

Energy spiders or spice spiders were arachnids that inhabited the spice mines of Kessel. They lived in complete darkness inside the mine's caves spinning webs made of glitterstim, a rare kind of spice. The spiders would shoot webbing from their mouths to capture prey, impale them and then quickly suck the life energy from them. The spiders were known to feed on bogeys, as they were sources of pure energy and they also disliked bright light, since they lived in pitch black caves. They were one of the many threats faced by the spice miners, especially those who wandered too deep into the caves where the spiders lived.

A variant species of energy spider was discovered by Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo while investigating a series of ground quakes on behalf of Lando Calrissian, owner of the spice mining operation. The newly discovered subspecies had a reddish hue and lacked the hooks and spines that are present on the arms of typical spiders. These "red spiders" were found to be herbivorous, feeding on the giant fungi found in the lower reaches of Kessel's spice mines.

When fed ryll, the energy spiders would produce glitteryll and grow to large sizes. A number of the creatures were smuggled onto Ryloth, which proved to be one of the few other worlds capable of supporting them.


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