Category Archives: Natural History

Fun Facts: Pearls

TIL that almost all shells have the capacity to produce a pearl, but that only the pearls from Pinctada oysters have the look that makes fine jewelry. Pinna shells can make black pearls and the pink conch can produce pink ones. … Continue reading

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Spider Silk

A couple days ago I wrote a poem about spider silk.. and made my personal facebook profile the picture of an orb spider web. The next day, I was mildly surprised to see an article on cnn, that they released a … Continue reading

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