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I don't rightly know if its a full sized instrument or not. I read allot of articles about them as the news bit I originally found is 9 months old. They are getting better at twisting and fabricating them and soon they hope to be able to mass produce them. What that means is your guess as well as mine.
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The goats with spider genes and silk in their milk
If I recall correctly, already 10 or 15 years ago they were genetically engineering goats to produce spider silk in their milk.
So that is why the cheeses made from goat milk taste funny these days. Ah well, more fibre in the diet, I guess.
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
I'm not a betting man, but, I gotta bet these string's will reach upward's in the $200.00 range for a set. (in the beginning)
I'm sure they'll be silk core wound with steel and will the E string still be made of steel and not silk.
Do they catch the spider spinning before it begin's the traditional web, or will they train the spider to leap off tall building's and gather straight silk.
My X-inlaw's live in Punta Gorda, FL and I've seen huge web's spun over night, so, one spider can produce a lot of silk in a short period of time.
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