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1.4 Working with Spiders

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    • What is an experiment you would conduct with spiders in a lab and what would you hope to learn?

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    • Amino acids as the building block for the silk protein are generally colorless. Is there any way that a spider could be genetically modified, or somehow the prey be injected with something that would result in the spider producing a web with different colored silk? I would then love to learn if this has any implications on the web structure (both integrity and its ability to attract prey) when compared to a normal web.

    • brilliant! id love to see that as well

    • I would look at other environmental conditions, like in nature. Change elements like humidity, heat, wind and see if there are changes in web design.

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