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September 25th, 2009
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Music question, and spider silk

Does anyone know what music starts off this video? I like it quite a bit.

Cloth made from spider silk-- I wonder how they worked with the threads without getting them all stuck together.

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Date:September 25th, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
I'm having a hard time finding an explicit statement to this effect, but ISTR somewhere that not all spider silk is sticky. What I did manage to find were lists of different types of spider silk that specifically mention one or two types (out of seven or eight) as "sticky, for catching prey." Make of that what you will. Each type of webbing is made by a different type of spinneret and any given spider will make more than one type of silk. So, since they seem to be using a machine to pull the silk out of the spiders rather than harvesting what the spiders spin on their own, presumably they're pulling only from spinnerets that don't make the sticky stuff.
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Date:September 25th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
Boil it, I presume; that's how you desticky silkworm silk.

Funny, I thought "golden" modified "spider", not "orb". What an incredible color!
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Date:September 25th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
I thought that Jesus of Nazareth was a historical figure, but that his role is Christ (Christos) was the part that was not. *shrug* Not that it really matters, since i rejected Xian teachings as nonsensical 29 years ago.
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Date:September 25th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
And I thought the Roman Empire was bronze age, not stone age.

I'm not sure which bit of the video you're disagreeing with.
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