Brown recluse spider. Credit: Schniepp Lab

Materials

Deadly Spider Sews Industrial-Strength Silk Strands

Venomous brown recluse spiders produce incredibly strong web silk that could be copied for multiple uses, including snagging space junk.

Published On 02/15/2017
2:59 PM EST
Photo: (Top left) Brown recluse spider (Top right) Closeup of a brown recluse spider (Bottom left) Loops mirroring those crafted by the spider (Bottom right) Close-up of the spider's spinnerets. Credit: Schniepp Lab