Electrically Charged Web: Uloborus Spider Catches Its Prey Better Than Spider-Man Catches Criminals

January 29, 2015 2:29 PM

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The feather-legged lace weaver uses a charged silk measuring only a few nanometers thick to catch its prey. It achieves this by using a special combing technique and by violently pulling the thread.(Photo : Olaf Leillinger )

The feather-legged lace weaver uses a charged silk measuring only a few nanometers thick to catch its prey. It achieves this by using a special combing technique and by violently pulling the thread.

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