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Golden Spider (Nephila sp.) Silk Under the Microscope

Web Filements of the Golden Web Spider

Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light Illumination


The Golden Web Spider, genus Nephila, is found in Australia and South East Asia (and recently in Ohio). The silk of this spider is distictively "golden" in color and quite strong.

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