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Spiders’ cobweb chemical repels invading ants

November 27th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Golden orb web spiders know how to protect their web silk from invading ants -- they just add a chemical to repel the latter. The properties ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spider glue key to new bio-adhesives

December 23rd, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about the glue that holds spider webs together. The findings are an advance toward a new generation of bio-adhesives and glues - ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

What makes spider webs sticky

November 1st, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Wyoming say they have unravelled the secret of what makes spider webs sticky.According to researchers, the findings could lead to the development of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spider web glue paves way for new biobased ‘green’ glues

October 22nd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A sticky substance in spider webs could lead to the development of a new generation of biobased adhesives and glues-"green" glues- that could replace some petroleum-based products for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |