Tarantulas Spin Silk From Their Feet, Study Finds

Like the comic book hero Spider-Man, who shoots webs from his wrists to swing through the city, real-life tarantulas spin silk from their feet to walk on slippery surfaces, according to a new study.

“To my knowledge, no other animals are using silk for locomotion,” said Stanislav Gorb, a biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, Germany.