spider web

Just got finished reading this article discussing spider silk, and wanted to share it. It’s really pretty amazing, and although I recalled it being quite strong I don’t believe I’d ever heard about a variety of types of spider silk. And the disengaging mechanism believed to be responsible for allowing spiders to traverse webs is really pretty sweet.

Anyhow, just wanted to bring it to your attention.

Plus it was interesting to hear that the movie version of SpiderMan made the web far thicker than necessary compared to spider silk’s tensile strength.


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