It takes a village… of spiders?

spider silk textile

So,  well worth reading the article here


But the gist is this fellow spent four years working on a textile made from spider silk. The spiders were Madagascarian (is that how you indicate “from Madagascar?”  You know, like Canadian?) golden orb spiders that some suckers had to wrangle up (well they were paid suckers) during the rainy season.  I get the heeby-jeebies just thinking about handling these guys. Apparently this dude recreated this little bitty device that harvested spider silk from 24 unfortunate spids at a time. So if you’re ever looking for a hobby….


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