European Cave Spiders Produce Extremely Stretchable Silk

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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.

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