Feather-Legged Lace Weaver Gives Unique Insights into How to Spin Nano-Fibers

The majority of spiders spin silk threads several micrometers thick, but the orb spider Uloborus plumipes can spin nano-scale filaments. Instead of using sticky blobs of glue on their threads to capture prey, Uloborus plumipes (also known as the feather-legged lace weaver) spiders use a more ancient technique – dry capture threads made of thousands [...] —> Read More Here


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