Spider spinneret, light micrograph

Spider spinneret, light micrograph

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Credit: DR KEITH WHEELER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spider spinneret, light micrograph. The spinnerets are located at the end of a spider's abdomen. Silk, produced in abdominal glands, is extruded through the spinneret and spun by its hairs into silk threads. Magnification: x70 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: abdomen, animal, arachnid, arthropod, biological, biology, fauna, green background, hairs, invertebrate, light micrograph, light microscope, nature, no-one, nobody, silk, silk spinning, silk-spinning organ, spider, spigot, spinneret, thread, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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