Silk used for various functions: spiders
Individual spiders are able to use silk for a variety of tasks by varying the properties of the silks they produce.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Silk-like nets to stabilize sands; mosquito nets that incorporate silk properties and are designed for easy repair of holes.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Materials science, public health