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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (19): jeb244220.
Published: 12 October 2022
... was discovered that provides a hydrophobic–hydrophilic wetting dichotomy that simultaneously supports self-cleaning and fluid uptake and is enabled by antiparallel movements of the maxillae. The mouthparts also are augmented by their mechanical properties, including maxillae and mandible tips that might...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (2): 279–286.
Published: 15 January 2012
... of function. Here, we investigated the self-cleaning of ants and beetles by comparing the abilities of both hairy and smooth pad forms to self-clean on both high and low energy surfaces after being fouled with microspheres of two sizes and surface energies. We focused on the time taken to regain adhesive...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (13): 2157–2163.
Published: 1 July 2011
... area for water adhesion, suggesting a potential trade-off between colour and hydrophobicity. Using light microscopy, spectrometry, contact angle goniometry and self-cleaning experiments, we show that iridescent feathers of mallards, Anas platyrhynchos , are less hydrophobic than adjacent non-iridescent...
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