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Keywords: Human skinClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (11): 1984–1996.
Published: 1 June 2017
... pad, which represents an adaptation to adhesion on smooth surfaces. Accordingly, ticks attached strongest to glass and to surface profiles similar to those of the human skin, generating safety factors (attachment force relative to body weight) up to 534 (females). Considerably lower attachment force...
Includes: Supplementary data