A collaborative project with Niall Doran at the University of Tasmania and Dakota Piorkowski at Tunghai University will investigate the influence of natural history traits on silk properties in a large, ancient, cave-dwelling spider; the Austrachylid, Hickmania troglodytes.

For more on an outreach program associated with the cave-dwelling spider, see Niall’s work with Expedition Class and The Bookend Trust Caves project.

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