A spinneret is the part of a spider's body that makes its silk. Spiders have one, two, or three pairs of spinnerets. The spinnerets are usually close together.
Drawing of the gland inside a spinneret.
The spinnerets of this Agelenopsis
spider are easy to see.
The spinnerets of this Argiope aurantia
spiral web weaver are very small and are close to its body.
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The spinnerets of an Australian garden orb weaver spider.
The compact spinnerets of Argiope bruennichi; placed ventrally below the posterior.
A barn spider encases her prey in silk emanating from her spinneret seen in the foreground.
Ventral aspect of spinnerets of spider species with unusually long spinnerets.