Granules prevent slippage: orb-weaver spiders
Glue droplets on orb-weaver spider webs resist slippage through adhesion, elongation under load, and force transfer due to granules.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Construction applications using anchor points that can be adhesive while allowing flexibility, resisting slippage, distributing forces, managing loads, etc.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Construction, engineering
Dr. Brent D. Opell