Oxford Researchers Unveil Spider’s Impressive Weaving Technique

January 29, 2015 3:31 PM

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Oxford researchers have recently unveiled the secret technique of a spider that weaves its web at a nano-scale, rather than producing micrometer-thick silken strands as most spiders do.

The feather-legged lace weaver or the ‘garden center spider’ has also a very unique weaving technique that makes its web sticky. Most spiders use tiny blobs of organic glue to make their web’s fibers sticky and catch prey. The feather-legged lace weaver, scientifically dubbed Uloborus plumipes, use...

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