Hickmania troglodytes on cover of Journal of Zoology


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Our paper “Ontogenetic shift towards stronger, tougher silk in a web building cave spider” has been published in the February 2018 issue of Journal of Zoology as the cover page article.

see: http://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/issue/10.1111/jzo.2018.304.issue-2/


Hermon Slade Foundation Grant

Sean Blamires and Aditya Rawal have received a Hermon Slade Foundation grant to do further research into spider silk genetics, artificial spinning and NMR analyses.



Glow worm cave expedition

On Septmber 3 2018, Sean Blamires, Jonas Wolff and Deb Kane (Macquarie University) visited the Blue Mountians glow worm cave to sample the glow worm glues and photograph spiders. A sample of the photos are shown…