Resources for Spiders in Biology


Video Clips:
Cannibalism in Redback spiders: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0402/03.html
True Adventures of the Ultimate Spider Hunter (video available at): http://www.shopthirteen.org/product/show/29457
Purpose of Genetic Engineering of Spider Silk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM15-q6hyC8
Kapow! Superhero Science segment on spider silk in goats:
http://science.discovery.com/videos/kapow-superhero-science-spider-silk-gene-goats.html
Kapow! Superhero Science segment on spider silk strength and Spectra artificial fiber:
http://science.discovery.com/videos/kapow-superhero-science-human-spider-web.html
National Geographic Black Widow mating:
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/bugs-animals/spiders-and-scorpions/spider_blackwidow_sex.html


Activities:

Anesthetizing protocols -
Biochemistry of spider web lab -
Behavior unit using 5E model -
Determining Tensile Strength of Spider Silk (and other materials) -

Equipment for Silking:
DC Power Unit
(5095835)
Frys Electronics
http://www.frys.com/product/5095835
79.99
Namiki gearhead motor
(Cat DCM-282)
All Electronics Corporation
http://www.allelectronics.com/
$12.00

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Pulling silk to the spool