Reproducibility of the tensile properties of spider (Argiope trifasciata) silk obtained by forced silking.

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A modified forced silking procedure was developed to allow an accurate study of the tensile properties of spider (Argiope trifasciata) silk, especially the characterization of the variability of the tensile properties of forcibly silked fibers. The procedure involves an immobilization technique that does not require anesthetization of the spider, a mode of… (More)

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@article{Guinea2005ReproducibilityOT, title={Reproducibility of the tensile properties of spider (Argiope trifasciata) silk obtained by forced silking.}, author={Gustavo V. Guinea and Manuel Elices and Jos{\'e} Ignacio Real and Sara Gutierrez and Jos{\'e} P{\'e}rez-Rigueiro}, journal={Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Comparative experimental biology}, year={2005}, volume={303 1}, pages={37-44} }