TITLE

Spider's spike?

AUTHOR(S)
Briscoe, J.A.
PUB. DATE
November 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;11/23/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1796, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Letter
ABSTRACT
Presents a letter to the editor concerning an article by Judy Turner published in the November 2 and 16, 1991, issues of 'New Scientist,' discussing spider-web filaments.
ACCESSION #
10557678

 

Related Articles

  • Spider spins bulletproof silk.  // Current Science;4/16/93, Vol. 78 Issue 16, p12 

    Discusses the strength of spider silk and how scientists are trying to develop more using bacteria. Silk molecules made by spider glands; Molecules form liquid crystal; Expelled through openings in organs; Stronger for its weight than steel; Resists breakage better than Kevlar; Uses include...

  • Decorated webs attract more bugs.  // Current Science;11/15/96, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p12 

    Reports that spider webs created with more ribbon-like structures called stabilimenta were able to catch more flying insects than webs with lesser stabilimenta. Length of time spider spends in spinning web; Attraction of insects to ultraviolet rays reflected by stabilimenta.

  • Eight-legged surgery. Haugh, Richard W. // Boys' Life;Jan1997, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p8 

    Focuses on the study for the use of the golden orb-weaving spider silk as suture materials for the human body. Complications from suture rejection; Ideal characteristics of the spider silk.

  • The silken ladder. Kendall, Irene // Wildlife Australia;Winter98, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p10 

    Opinion. Recounts the author's experience of observing an orb-weaver spider spin her web. How long the web took to complete; Frequency of web making among these spiders; Description of this spider and its web.

  • Bespoke webs catch insects to order. Timson, John // New Scientist;1/28/95, Vol. 145 Issue 1962, p20 

    Reports on the discovery by a Brazilian researcher that the spider, Parawixia bistriata builds made-to-measure webs designed to capture specific prey. Discovery by Christina Sandoval of the University of California in Santa Barbara.

  • Try the silky web network. Chisholm, Don // PSA Journal;Apr97, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p10 

    Focuses on the techniques used in exploring the fascinating network of pure silky spider webs. Importance of right timing at the right place; Use of normal lens and tripod in capturing the web designs; Research on the habits and defense mechanisms of various spiders.

  • Wonder Webs. Jango-Cohen, Judith // Scholastic SuperScience;Oct2010, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p8 

    The article offers insights on how spiders make their webs stating that the secret to the success of the spider web is silk.

  • Spin a Web.  // Scholastic News -- Edition 1;Oct99, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p4 

    Presents a game of drawing a spider web by connecting the letters of the alphabet.

  • Web Sights.  // Scholastic News -- Edition 3;5/6/2002, Vol. 58 Issue 26, p2 

    Offers insight on spider web and spiders' ability to climb.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics