Glow Worms

These glow worms, the larvae of gnats, produce their own ‘bioluminescent’ light. They also produce a network of transparent fibres, like fibre-optics, through which the light transmits. The light leaves the system when it reaches drops of transparent glue on the fibres – insects are attracted to the light and caught in the glue. We are copying this and other natural glues to make glues that do not harm the environment and even work under water in some cases.