Scientist makes violin strings from spiders' webs

Last updated at 13:01
Spider in its web. Spiders' webs like these have been used to made violin strings.SPL

A scientist in Japan has been making some rather unusual music.

Dr Shigeyoshi Osaki has been looking at different uses for spider web silk for years and has now discovered that it can be made into violin strings.

Each string was made out of up to 15,000 strands of silk which were taken from 300 golden orb-weaver spiders, famous for making complex webs.

He found that the spider-made strings were actually stronger than nylon and aluminium ones that are normally used.