This Spider Catches Prey With a Web of Electrically Charged Silk 

By Sarah Zhang

This Spider Catches Prey With a Web of Electrically Charged Silk

Not all spider silk is created equal. Some spiders spin webs of wet, sticky silk. Others like the Uloborus spider have fluffy webs made of nanoscale filaments. But those fluffy webs are just as good at catching prey, likely thanks to their electrostatic charge.

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