European Cave Spiders Produce Extremely Stretchable Silk


Researchers have discovered that the European cave spider (Meta menardi) has some of the most stretchable spider silk, which can elongate up to 7.5 times its length. The reason why their silk needs to be so elastic is that M. menardi produces silk to protect egg sacs that will eventually protect their young.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

2 thoughts on “European Cave Spiders Produce Extremely Stretchable Silk”

  1. The big QUESTION is who wins in a territorial fight a male PLATFORM SPIDER or a male European cave spider.

  2. It seems like y’all are SCARED to answer the QUESTION . it could be your afraid the male European cave spider may LOSE.😆😆😆😆😆 HAA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAA

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