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1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk For Rare Cloth

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1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk For Rare Cloth
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The only large piece of cloth made from natural spider silk existing in the world today.
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Hits: 22568 | Favorites: 11 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 3.2 | Category: Arts & Literature | Date: 10/11/2009
 
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KoalaMeatPie
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2555 Posts
Monday, November 9, 2009 3:26:18 AM
Yeah, they modified genes in goat so the milk would have the base for a silk. They would then need to strain and treat the milk to have a workable material.

The Material was going to be used as a substitute for kevlar (among other things)


kittilia
Female, 18-29, Western US
 503 Posts
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 1:57:27 AM
that is so cool.
I wonder how it would do as a bullet proof vest?

SmilinSam
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3603 Posts
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 3:36:52 PM
those spiders are freaky lookin.

MrGrowley
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 120 Posts
Monday, October 12, 2009 6:23:41 PM
Nice color. Thought it would be more of a silver though.... But still, very cool.

Negative_One
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2586 Posts
Monday, October 12, 2009 5:00:02 PM
"Several groups have tried inserting spider genes into bacteria (or even cows and goats) to produce silk, but so far, the attempts have been only moderately successful."
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Wait....what?

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