Fine clothes could be made from slimy hagfish threads

Hagfish can produce a milk-jug’s worth of gelatinous slime containing mucous and tens of thousands of protein threads when threatened. Researchers are investigating how to harvest those threads for use as petroleum-free textiles.Hagfish can produce a milk-jug’s worth of gelatinous slime containing mucous and tens of thousands of protein threads when threatened. Researchers are investigating how to harvest those threads for use as petroleum-free textiles.






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