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The egg sac silk of the cocoon stalk of the cave spider Meta menardi is the most stretchable egg sac silk yet tested, according to a study published Feb. 8 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
The European Cave Spider (Meta menardi) is a species of orbweaver spider that has a natural range that extends from Scandinavia to North America and from Europe to Korea. It was introduced into other areas such as Japan and Madagascar. This is one of the largest species of spider found in the United Kingdom (only the Raft Spider is bigger). Other common names for this species is the Orbweaving Cave Spider, Cave Orbweaver and simply Cave Spider. The adult has a body length of 0.6 inches...
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