Close-Up Video Of Spiders Making Webs

Submitted by: lalapancakes 1 year ago in Science

Hi I-A-B! Look at a bunch of spiders, ok? Spider silk is amazing not because it's supposedly stronger than steel but what I find truly incredible is one little body can produce all the silk for a lifetime of webs. The whole biological process behind making silk is impressive, let alone silk strands. And all science understands behind the process is that the silk comes from high protein enzymes from within the spider which meets acidification as it exits the small body. The concept of what the spider needs to produce seemingly infinite strands of silk is still up for debate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8v6LD0YOs8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwLn11KJS9Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSwvH6YhqIM
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Male 4,099
9 times out of 10 if your walking through a forest a walk through that one strand of web that gets on your face, it's most likely some type of spiny orb-weaver.
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Male 1,936
Spiders are both slightly scary, and totally awesome!
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