Caption: Spider silk from the nest of a mud dauber wasp (Sceliphron caementarium). This wasp builds a nest of mud and stocks it with living spiders among which it lays its eggs. The trapped spiders spin silk around the wasp egg cases. When the eggs hatch the new wasps consume the spiders.
Magnification*: x200
Type: SEM
Copyright 2000 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 99574A,arachnid,arachnids,mud dauber wasp,muddauber wasp,nest,Sceliphron caementarium,silk,spider,wasp,web,SEM,gossamer,gossamer silk