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Spinneret facts for kids

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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.

Spider silk duct
Drawing of the gland inside a spinneret.
Agelenopsis pennsylvanica female PEM
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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