Silk produced by hornets: thermophotovoltaic properties-a review.


This article deals with the silk weave produced by pupating larvae of the Oriental hornet and its electric properties. Larvae of this hornet commence pupation at approximately 2 weeks of age. Creation of the cocoonal silk weave requires a number of hours and the encased pupa remains in the cocoon for approximately 2 more weeks before ecloding as an adult… (More)


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