What is spider silk?

What is spider silk?Spider silk, also known as gossamer, is a protein fiber spun by spiders. Spiders use their silk to make webs. They can also suspend themselves using it. Many small spiders use silk threads for ballooning, the scientific term for the dynamic kiting spider lings (mostly) used for dispersal. They extrude several threads into the air and let themselves get carried away with upward winds.

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