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Scientists Untangle Spider Web Stickiness

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Photo of a banded garden spider waiting for prey to become entangled in its web.

Researchers are trying to figure out the properties of the glue-like substance that spiders deposit along the rings of silk in their webs that give the web its stickiness. Here, a banded garden spider, one type of orb weaver used in the study, waits for prey to become entangled in its web.

Credit: Allison Hazen


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See how silkworms and spiders work their magic in this video.

Credit: David T. Wright, National Science Foundation

 



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