Spider Silk-Arthropod Group 1


1) It was concluded that silk from the silkworm put on the plants caused reduced herbivory because of:

a. Presence of the silk

b. Chemical signal present in the silk

c. Both a & b


2) What is one reason why Spiders such as T. elongata produce silk?

a. to absorb sunlight 

b. to capture and immobilize prey

c. to vibrationally sense their surroundings


3) In the experiment, leaves and plants were treated with what before being exposed to herbivores?

A. Spider silk

B. Silkworm silk

C. No treatment

D. A and B only

E. All of the above


 4) The spider silk was successful in laboratory experiments, but failed in field experiments.

A. True

B. False





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