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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (18): jeb223784.
Published: 28 September 2020
...Hans Pohl; Elena V. Gorb; Stanislav N. Gorb ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to find out how strongly the parasitic insect Stylops ovinae , which has tarsi equipped with tenent hairs and lacking claws, attaches to different substrates. We investigated adhesion of male S. ovinae to the abdomen...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (8): jeb220608.
Published: 23 April 2020
... properties. Bioadhesion Drosophila Insect Attachment Adhesion assay Natural adhesives have a very important significance for the biology of organisms and are a great material for innovation of biologically inspired technical adhesives. The most studied bioadhesives are from marine...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (3): jeb192187.
Published: 1 February 2019
... © 2019. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2019 http://www.biologists.com/user-licence-1-1/ Summary: Tarsal wrapping in harvestmen permits a secure foothold on smooth cylindrical objects despite the lack of adhesive foot pads. Attachment Friction Adhesion Arthropod leg...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (9): 1618–1625.
Published: 1 May 2017
... upslope. In both cases, the primary motor or brake was found to be above the centre of mass. (2) Normalised double support durations were prolonged on steep slopes, which could enhance the effect of lateral shear loading between left and right legs with the presence of direction-dependent attachment...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (2): 194–207.
Published: 15 January 2017
... biofilms exist on immersed surfaces on which they attach, barnacles must interact with bacteria during initial attachment and subsequent growth. The objective of this study was to characterize the developing interface of the barnacle and substratum during this key developmental transition to inform...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (23): 4184–4192.
Published: 1 December 2014
..., and the somatic and behavioural development of C and NC chicks was assessed. Our results revealed that members of C pairs were attached to their mates and, although no significant differences in androgen levels could be evidenced between egg sets, a higher proportion of C pairs' eggs were fertilized...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (14): 2548–2554.
Published: 15 July 2014
... the attachment conditions for benthic organisms. In this study, we investigate the influence of fouling and surface roughness on the adhesive strength of northern clingfish, Gobiesox maeandricus . We measured clingfish tenacity on unfouled and fouled substrates over four surface roughnesses. We exposed surfaces...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (1): 179–184.
Published: 1 January 2012
...Jonas O. Wolff; Stanislav N. Gorb SUMMARY The morphology of the tarsal attachment system of the running spider Philodromus dispar Walckenaer 1826 (Araneae, Philodomidae) was studied using scanning electron microscopy and its performance was experimentally tested in traction force measurements. Each...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (11): 1950–1959.
Published: 1 June 2010
...P. Ditsche-Kuru; J. H. E. Koop; S. N. Gorb SUMMARY Setose pads of aquatic Epeorus assimilis larvae are specialised structures located ventrally on the part of the gill lamella contacting the substrate and were suggested to have an attachment function in strong currents. In order to test the role...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (7): 1115–1125.
Published: 1 April 2010
... adhesion of insects they employ epicuticular wax crystals on the inner walls of the conductive zone of the pitchers to hamper insect attachment by adhesive devices. It has been proposed that the detachment of individual crystals and the resulting contamination of adhesive organs is responsible...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (12): 1958–1963.
Published: 15 June 2008
...T. Eimüller; P. Guttmann; S. N. Gorb SUMMARY For the first time, the terminal elements (spatulae) of setal (hairy)attachment devices of the beetle Gastrophysa viridula (Coleoptera,Chrysomelidae) and the fly Lucilia caesar (Diptera, Calliphoridae)were studied using transmission X-ray microscopy...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (17): 2917–2924.
Published: 1 August 2004
...Stanislav N. Gorb; Elena V. Gorb SUMMARY Each tarsus of Coreus marginatus L. (Coreidae) bears a pair of smooth flexible pulvilli adapted for attachment to relatively smooth surfaces,such as their host plant Rumex crispus L. (Polygonaceae). This account quantifies insect attachment abilities...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (1): 67–74.
Published: 1 January 2004
... attachment tarsus arolium rubber friction Asian Weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina Many arthropods and vertebrates possess legs with adhesive pads (for a review, see Scherge and Gorb,2001 ), which can provide attachment to smooth surfaces. Adhesive pads have to be rapidly detached during...