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Over millions of years, spiders have evolved to produce a biocompatible material known as spider silk. Nephila clavipes, more commonly known as the Golden Orb Weaving Spider, is one of the most studied. Orb weaving spiders produce 7 different types of silk with unique functions and properties.

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