Eight legs
Friday April 29th 2022, 9:29 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

Did you know that spiders produce different types of silk and it depends on what they’re using it for? That wrap-the-prey silk is different from wrap-the-precious-eggs silk is different from spin-the-web silk? That there can be seven different kinds?

Did you know spider silk is used in bulletproof vests?

I didn’t either.

Seems to me that on the latter all you really need to do is train the spiders to leap out at the bad guys. The jumping Wolf ones might be good for that. The perps will stop right there throwing their hands through their hair over and over screeching, NO NO GET IT OFF ME GET IT OFF ME!

I’m just trying not to¬†look at the pictures too close to bedtime.

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It seems to me that I knew there were different kinds for different parts of the web, but I sure never heard about the bulletproof vests!

Comment by ccr in MA 04.30.22 @ 4:59 pm

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