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Pull-off of a cribellate silk thread of P. clavis from a honey bee thorax (A. mellifera) during an adhesion test.

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