Friday, November 30, 2012

Spider Silk May Act as Pest Repellent

 

Spider silk can be scary enough to insects to act as a pest repellent, researchers say.

These findings could lead to a new way to naturally help protect crops, scientists added.

Spiders are among the most common predators on land. Although not all spiders weave webs, they all spin silk that may serve other purposes. For instance, many tiny spiders use silk balloons to travel by air.

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