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Visual confirmation of multiple fractures of the axial fiber of a thread of cribellate silk of P. clavis.

Uncoiling springs promote mechanical functionality of spider cribellate silk

Dakota Piorkowski, Todd A. Blackledge, Chen-Pan Liao, Anna-Christin Joel, Margret Weissbach, Chung-Lin Wu, and I.-Min Tso

Journal of Experimental Biology 2020. 223:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.215269