Flora and fauna
Mar31

Flora and fauna

Webs of intrigue? I was reading recently about spiders webs and in particular the silk that they’re made from.   Most of us know of its strength, stronger than the equivalent steel thread (so they say) but what I certainly didn’t know was how it actually soaked up heat. I assume this speeds up the death of trapped insects…taking away their body heat. It isn’t the whole web that has these properties though, just the central loop...

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