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November 16, 2013 By Andy Ross

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The fuzzy silk of a spider

Science has discovered that the silk of the brown recluse spider is truly  amazing.

The silk from these American natives has been examined under microscopes to see what the structure is and have discovered that it is flat like a ribbon rather than rounded like other silks, and that it is covered with dots. The think that is what makes this super-strong silk so extremely stretchable and sticky. For more about this fascinating story, go to the article on Wired magazine and thank-you to the Weave-Tech forum for the link.