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Learning How Efficiently Spiders Capture Their Prey

A little yarn, a little glue and a little confetti--and attendees at the recent "Eight-Legged Encounters" open house, co-hosted by the UC...

Entomologist Fran Keller, a professor at Folsom Lake College, demonstrates sticky and non-sticky spider silk with participants at the June 25th open house in the UC Davis Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Fran Keller, a professor at Folsom Lake College, demonstrates sticky and non-sticky spider silk with participants at the June 25th open house in the UC Davis Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Fran Keller, a professor at Folsom Lake College, demonstrates sticky and non-sticky spider silk with participants at the June 25th open house in the UC Davis Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Fran Keller assists a participant at the American Arachnological Society  station on sticky vs. non-sticky silk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Fran Keller assists a participant at the American Arachnological Society station on sticky vs. non-sticky silk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Fran Keller assists a participant at the American Arachnological Society station on sticky vs. non-sticky silk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A participant combs yarn as part of the hands-on activity in the sticky vs. non-sticky spider silk station.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A participant combs yarn as part of the hands-on activity in the sticky vs. non-sticky spider silk station. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A participant combs yarn as part of the hands-on activity in the sticky vs. non-sticky spider silk station. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A participant strings yarn across the confetti to see if it sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A participant strings yarn across the confetti to see if it sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A participant strings yarn across the confetti to see if it sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 12:34 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

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