World's Oldest Spider Web

A single silk thread preserved in 130 million year old Lebanese amber has been discovered to be the world's oldest preserved spider silk. Samuel Zschokke from the University of Basel in Switzerland examined the amber under microscope and noted the similarity of the 38 distinct fossilised glue droplets to those found on orb and gum- footed webs of modern day spider species.

This collection has images

Page: of  

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}

 

Page: of  

keyboard_arrow_up Back to Top