Customer requests a yellow sac spider. Found one for them. Don't $qui$h $pider$ in my hou$e!!!
🌿🔍Quick Fact: Graphine-enhanced spider silk has been created. It is 3x stronger than normal spider silk.
Spider silk has long been known to be extremely tough and to have interesting mechanical properties, but scaling this silk to a usable size for humans has been difficult
However, researchers have managed to enhance its strength with graphene and carbon nanotubes - the modified silk is actually spun by the spiders, after they simply feed on the graphene and carbon nanotubes
The new silk is 3x stronger and 10x tougher than unmodified silk, and could open the door to new types of high-performance bionic composites
🌿📝What do you think we could use this incredible technology for? Do you like the idea of it? Let us know in the comments!
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💮 lasiodorides polycuspulatus 0.0.1 molted last week! Looks like the fangs are still red, so no feeding yet. Once they're black then this one will be ready for its post-molt meal 😊 the molt was completely intact, but it was soooo small I couldn't make out much. Too bad, maybe the next molt I can figure out if this one is a girl or boy 😅
So as I said earlier I'll start a series of posts where every monday and friday I will show off one off my animals say something interesting such as simple care sheet, general info and some interesting facts about that species :) I will start with Mormo, my unsexed sling Ephebopus murinus a.k.a Skeleton tarantula. E.murinus is a New World species from Brazil and they belong to Aviculariinae subfamily and they have arboreal development stage while they're still mostly burrowing species. As I said already they are from Brazil and this means that they like humidity and warmth. I keep mine at about 24-25 degrees celsius and at about 70-75% humidity and so far Mormo has been doing very well! I can't comment on their behaviour yet as this one is just a tiny sling and it has been as calm as T's can get but I've heard that they can get really angry. Speaking about interesting facts: I have heard people saying that skeleton tarantula (or all Ephebopus genus in general) doesn't have urticating hairs but they actually has urticating hair on their femur and pedipalps and not on abdomen as most would think! If someone has an idea what should I add in the future leave the comment below :) #ephebopusmurinus#ephebopus#murinus#tarantulasoftheworld#tarantulasofinstagram#tarantula#spidersofinstagram#spidersoftheworld#spider#arachnidsoftheworld#arachnidsofinstagram#arachnid#fang_gang#creepycrawly