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Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (13): 2452–2461.
Published: 1 July 2006
... silk is 50% stronger than other fibers, but also less extensible. Aciniform silk is almost twice as tough as other silks because of high strength and extensibility. Capture spiral silk, coated with aqueous glue, is an order of magnitude stretchier than other silks. Dynamic mechanical properties...