Recluse spiders and their highly modified, self-sufficient spinning apparatus

Recluse spiders produce flattened silk rapidly using a highly modified, self-sufficient spinning apparatus I. L. F. Magalhaes, A. M. Ravelo, C. L. Scioscia, A. V. Peretti, P. Michalik and M. J. Ramírez. (2017) Journal of Zoology, DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12462   Silk is one of the most fascinating biological materials – it can be as tough as steel, and twice as elastic. This remarkable... Continue Reading →

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