Arachnid genes could help bring better bulletproof vests, space gear and biodegradable fishing lines.
You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Lately, I’ve been hunting for tarantulas in our backyard. Tarantulas are common in the desert surrounding Tucson but finding them takes a bit of skill. Although tarantulas are more or less strictly nocturnal, I hunt for them […]
Few creatures are as iconic in the public imagination as the spider. From the ancient Greek myth of Arachne, the Akan folktale character Anansi, or the titular hero of Charlotte’s Web, these stealthy, silk-spinning predators have a long history of popping up in our shared myths and stories. However, despite their cultural prominence, these awesome […]