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Brent Opell, a professor of biological sciences in the College of Science, studies spider glue, a natural adhesive that forms when silk emerges from a spider’s abdomen and interacts with the atmosphere. Here, Opell removes a portion of a local Blacksburg web using a wooden frame, in order to take it back to his laboratory for closer study.

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The Fralin Explorer Fall 2015  

Fralin Life Science Institute's bi-annual magazine

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