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Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (13): 2452–2461.
Published: 1 July 2006
... the mechanical performance of this toolkit of silks for the silver garden spider Argiope argentata . Four silks exhibit viscoelastic behaviour typical of polymers, but differ statistically from each other by up to 250% in performance, giving each silk a distinctive suite of material properties. Major ampullate...