Female Nephila clavipes (image) Arizona State University Caption This is a female Nephila clavipes on her web. The web was characterized using Brillouin spectroscopy at Arizona State University to directly and noninvasively determine the mechanical properties. Credit Jeffery Yarger Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.