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I'm 13 and writing a report on spiders. How do they use the silk protein gel from the spinnerets? How does it get from the spinnerets to the web? P.S. I know how silk is created, all the way up until the tapering duct

As I currently understand it, the silk proteins are created, then dissolved into a liquid/gel, and stored. Then it is put through a funnel into the tapering duct, liquid is removed. I'm missing an understanding between the removal of the liquid and formation of the silk. Could someone fill in the gap?

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to SE Biology. There is an expectation that you research your question before asking it here. Updating your question to include details of your own research will help people to provide specific answers. It will also ensure your question isn't downvoted or closed for being a homework question. $\endgroup$ – Michael_A Nov 22 '16 at 4:48
  • $\begingroup$ A: This isn't homework because I'm homeschooled (just to clarify.) $\endgroup$ – Indigo2003 Nov 22 '16 at 5:02
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    $\begingroup$ As we actually have a homework tag we should not be to fast saying homework questions are off topic. This question has an open answer which could be interesting in other contexts than homework, it just needs more clarification. It is not too broad and definitely answerable by someone knowing more about spiders than I do. $\endgroup$ – skymningen Nov 22 '16 at 10:27
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    $\begingroup$ @skymningen They are not off-topic when the person asking shows some effort to solve this by themselves. This varies of course between a 15 year old and a student of an university. $\endgroup$ – Chris Nov 22 '16 at 15:10
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    $\begingroup$ @Indigo2003 Your question has been edited to avoid deletion. You may further edit according to your needs. Besides here's a link, I would suggest you to go through before you post another homework question. biology.stackexchange.com/help/homework $\endgroup$ – Tyto alba Nov 22 '16 at 16:08

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