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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (12): 2243–2249.
Published: 15 June 2017
... at all. Cribellar Processing Uloboridae Filistatidae Silk Protein References Bertkau , P. ( 1882 ). Über das cribellum und calamistrum: ein beitrag zur histiologie, biologie und systematik der spinnen . Archiv für Naturgeschichte   48 , 316 - 362 . Blamires , S. J...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (11): 1975–1983.
Published: 1 June 2017
... pigments, pigment-filled organelles and structural colours in spiders. Arthropod Carotenoid Ommochrome Melanosome Raman spectroscopy Silk Colour has diverse and important functions in animals, including spiders ( Cott, 1940 ). Crypsis, aposematism, prey attraction, courtship signalling...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (1): 26–30.
Published: 1 January 2016
...-demanding, decisions carry over to individual performance is rarely studied in arthropods. We used spiders as a model system to test how single investments in silk use – for dispersal or predator escape – affect individual performance. Silk produced for safe lines and as threads for ballooning...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (17): 2675–2684.
Published: 1 September 2015
... crucifera, relative to light cues . J. Insect Behav.   13 , 299 - 305 . 10.1023/A:1007771332721 Agnarsson , I. , Boutry , C. and Blackledge , T. A. ( 2008 ). Spider silk aging: initial improvement in a high performance material followed by slow degradation . J. Exp. Zool. A Ecol...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (24): 4722–4728.
Published: 15 December 2013
..., comparable to that of other silks, such as major ampullate gland silk and silkworm silk. Nevertheless, application of a statistical analysis allowed the identification of two independent parameters that underlie the variability and characterize the observed range of true stress–true strain curves...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (19): 3606–3610.
Published: 1 October 2013
...Cecilia Boutry; Todd A. Blackledge SUMMARY Like many biomaterials, spider silk responds to water through softening and swelling. Major ampullate silk, the main structural element of most prey capture webs, also shrinks dramatically if unrestrained or develops high tension if restrained...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (14): 2648–2657.
Published: 15 July 2013
...Fujia Chen; Thomas Hesselberg; David Porter; Fritz Vollrath SUMMARY Silk cocoons, constructed by silkmoths (Lepidoptera), are protective structural composites. Some cocoons appear to have evolved towards structural and material optimisation in order to sustain impact strikes from predators...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (7): 1084–1089.
Published: 1 April 2012
...Rainer F. Foelix; Bastian Rast; Anne M. Peattie SUMMARY Controversial views have been expressed about whether tarantula feet can secrete fine silk threads that could prevent them from falling off smooth vertical surfaces. Two studies have claimed that ‘ribbed hairs’ on the tarsi of tarantulas...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (1): 25–30.
Published: 1 January 2005
...G. V. Guinea; M. Elices; J. Pérez-Rigueiro; G. R. Plaza SUMMARY The spinning of spider silk requires a combination of aqueous environment and stretching, and the aim of this work was to explore the role of stretching silk fibers in an aqueous environment and its effect on the tensile properties...
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J Exp Biol (1999) 202 (23): 3295–3303.
Published: 1 December 1999
...J. M. Gosline; P. A. Guerette; C. S. Ortlepp; K. N. Savage ABSTRACT Spiders produce a variety of silks, and the cloning of genes for silk fibroins reveals a clear link between protein sequence and structure–property relationships. The fibroins produced in the spider’s major ampullate (MA) gland...
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