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Can a spider web be too sticky? Tensile mechanics constrains the evolution of capture spiral stickiness in
 

Summary: Can a spider web be too sticky? Tensile mechanics
constrains the evolution of capture spiral stickiness in
orb-weaving spiders
I. Agnarsson1,2
& T. A. Blackledge1
1 Department of Biology and Integrated Bioscience Program, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA
2 Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Keywords
glue; orb web; prey capture; sticky silk;
strength; stretchiness.
Correspondence
Ingi Agnarsson, Department of Biology
University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 23360,
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3360. Tel: 330
394 8921
Email: iagnarsson@gmail.com
Editor: Nigel Bennett
Received 21 October 2008; revised 5 January
2009; accepted 22 January 2009
doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2009.00558.x

  

Source: Agnarsson, Ingi - Department of Biology, Universidad de Puerto Rico

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine