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Glue, Fly, Glue


March 1, 2010

a caddisfly larva Like silkworm moths, butterflies and spiders, caddisfly larvae spin silk, but they do so underwater instead of on dry land. Now, University of Utah researchers have discovered why the fly's silk is sticky when wet and how that may make it valuable as an adhesive tape during surgery. Full Story

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