Spinnerets of a spider

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“The most remarkable organs perceptable on the abdomen of the spiders are the spinnerets, by means of which they spin their curious and often beautiful webs, which have attracted the attention and excited the admitation of mankind in all ages. These spinnerets are little teat-like organs, placed close to the extremity of the abdomen, on its lower surface.” — Goodrich, 1859


S. G. Goodrich Animal Kingdom Illustrated Vol 2 (New York, NY: Derby & Jackson, 1859)


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