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Submitted by kruzzoli on Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:11
  • Elevator speech: Our experiment researched whether or not a relationship existed between the weight of cellar spiders and the thickness of the web they produced. We weighed three spiders and were able to collect web from their containers. We took images of the webs using a nikon inverted microscope and then took the measurements of the thickness using a software called “Fiji”. Our data displayed a negative trend, however, other similar studies done show no relationship between the weight and thickness of spiders of different species. To improve our research and to find better data it would be beneficial to take measurements from more spiders of a wider range of weight and find a way to be more consistent in measuring the silk thickness.