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Wicked
01-25-2012, 12:42 AM
Now this is right up my alley.

A golden cape made of spider silk.
http://www.ecouterre.com/worlds-largest-cape-made-from-golden-spider-silk-goes-on-display/

Lavern08
01-25-2012, 01:10 AM
DANG!

swachski
01-25-2012, 01:12 AM
I saw a documentary about how strong spider silk is, and they talked about that cape. It is simply exquisite! :)

jjdebenedictis
01-25-2012, 05:24 AM
Oh, hey--I was just reading today about spider-goats, the gene-spliced animals that have been created to produce spider-silk in their milk.

Whereas this cape was created by dealing with actual spiders.

Glad it's not me, is all I'm sayin'.

Alessandra Kelley
01-25-2012, 05:29 AM
That's the natural color of the undyed silk.

And man, that's dedication (of the humans. of the spiders goes without saying)

Wicked
01-25-2012, 06:43 PM
I was looking at the closeup pictures of the embroidery work on it last night. It really is extraordinary.
It was also nice to know the spiders were released, and hopefully unharmed, after each of their contributions.

bettielee
01-25-2012, 11:28 PM
what an amazing garment... but I still feel a little sorry for teh spiders...

pretty amazing accomplishment.

Wicked
01-25-2012, 11:52 PM
what an amazing garment... but I still feel a little sorry for teh spiders...


:Hug2:

backslashbaby
01-26-2012, 05:32 AM
Wow!

Is it from the spider in your avatar? I have those all over the place here in LSU-Fall. I'm quite familiar with their webs (in my mouth or hair!) :D

Wicked
01-26-2012, 06:31 AM
Wow!

Is it from the spider in your avatar? I have those all over the place here in LSU-Fall. I'm quite familiar with their webs (in my mouth or hair!) :D


An immediate relative. They're both species of orb weavers. :D

backslashbaby
01-26-2012, 10:47 PM
So cool! And always so pretty, even if they are kinda large :D