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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (22): 3905–3911.
Published: 15 November 2003
... in the evolution of spider threads. Cribellar threads initially relied only on van der Waals forces to stick to smooth surfaces. The appearance of fibril nodes introduced hydrophilic sites that implemented hygroscopic force and increased thread stickiness under intermediate and high humidity. * Author...