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nautile

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" KNOTS " everywhere ?
« on: October 28, 2005, 09:37:21 PM »
Hello !
Knots in ART :
http://fizyka.phys.put.poznan.pl/~pieransk/KnotsInArt.html

Knots in VEGETABLE KINGDOM

http://www.math.cuhk.edu.hk/~thomasau/treeknot.html


not "really knots" but inside, fibers are quite entangled.

http://www.meadowkirk.org/images/Knot%20Tree.jpg

http://www.tymax.org/images/cnc-tree-knot.JPG



Knots ANIMAL KINGDOM :

- - - Non-Human :

Myxine

introduction : http://www.gma.org/fogm/Myxine_glutinosa.htm

pic 43 in   http://toptropicals.com//html/aqua/tips/trivia31_45.htm

Honorary member of IGKT from the sea ?
http://oceanlink.island.net/oinfo/hagfish/hagfish.html   see "What kind of tricks can they do?"


myxine knotted    http://www.fauna.is/photos/hagfish.jpg  in http://www.fauna.is/picture2.asp?ID=2070

Attacked myxine pour out of 150 pores 5g (0.18 ounces)  of dry fibers that with hydratation puff out faster than any other known substance to give 20 liters (5.3 US gallons  4.4 UK gallons)  of a strong viscous substance


"As unique trait, hagfish can use a knot to pull themselves out the places where they feed." in  http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Myxiniformes

If a Hagfish wishes to disengage from its current prey, they form a knot with their body and slide it towards the mouth. The knot provides something to press against in order to pull the mouth off. This is a unique trait. in  http://www.allaboutall.info/article/Hagfish

Spiders : ( yes I know! not really knot but nets thought!)

http://www.ruggedelegantliving.com/a/003230.html

http://www.eaglestock.com/spider_web_01.htm

http://www.everythingabout.net/articles/biology/animals/arthropods/arachnids/spiders/funnelweb_spider/funnelweb_spider.html



see page 13 of http://www.motionmountain.net/C-9-FLKN.pdf  "bacteria, flies and knots"




- - - Human:

BEWARE : can be distressing to some so do not go there if you are easily upset or psychologically schocked : Views of umbilical knots and loops

http://www.thefetus.net/page.php?id=1149    

http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/WebPath/PLACHTML/PLAC028.html

http://www.gfmer.ch/selected_images_v2/detail_list.php?cat1=12&cat3=248&stype=d