The Biology of Superheroes Podcast

Episode 1: Spiderman (Part 1)- Bioprospecting and the Biology of Silk

December 1, 2017

In this episode we discuss the limits of form and function when it comes to Spiderman's webs. I sit down with Dr. Todd Blackledge, who studies the behavior and biomechanics of web building in spiders. What exactly is spider silk? How strong is it? Where in the natural world would Peter Parker go to get inspiration for his custom web formula? We've got you covered. Check it out!

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