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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (20): jeb242852.
Published: 19 October 2021
... such as ladybird beetles allows them to attach to surfaces not just in air but also in underwater conditions. Bio-adhesion Capillary force Air plastron Insects Gecko Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100001659 PI 1351/2-1 Max Planck Graduate Center...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (11): 1603–1607.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of the Weibull distribution and provided relevant input in its implication. K.E.C. collected the G. gecko performance data. K.A. supervised the live animal experiments. L.J.H. provided guidance in the analyses. Funding This work was funded by the National Science Foundation [0844523 to Aaron Bauer...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (7): 912–919.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Peter H. Niewiarowski; Alyssa Y. Stark; Ali Dhinojwala ABSTRACT The natural clinging ability of geckos has inspired hundreds of studies seeking design principles that could be applied to creating synthetic adhesives with the same performance capabilities as the gecko: adhesives that use no glue...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (15): 2435–2441.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Alyssa Y. Stark; Jocelyn Ohlemacher; Ashley Knight; Peter H. Niewiarowski ABSTRACT The gecko adhesive system has been under particular scrutiny for over a decade, as the field has recently attracted attention for its application to bio-inspired design. However, little is known about how...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (2): 283–289.
Published: 15 January 2014
...Andrew G. Gillies; Amy Henry; Hauwen Lin; Angela Ren; Kevin Shiuan; Ronald S. Fearing; Robert J. Full The role in adhesion of the toes and lamellae – intermediate-sized structures – found on the gecko foot remains unclear. Insight into the function of these structures can lead to a more general...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (10): 1872–1880.
Published: 15 May 2013
... in the Madagascar ground gecko, Paroedura pictus . J. Exp. Biol.   205 , 2777 - 2784 . Civantos   E. ( 2002 ). Testosterone supplementation in juvenile Psammodromus algirus lizards: consequences for aggressiveness and body growth . Acta Ethol.   4 , 91 - 95 . Cooper   W. E.   Jr , Vitt   L...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (17): 3080–3086.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Alyssa Y. Stark; Timothy W. Sullivan; Peter H. Niewiarowski SUMMARY Despite profound interest in the mechanics and performance of the gecko adhesive system, relatively few studies have focused on performance under conditions that are ecologically relevant to the natural habitats of geckos. Because...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (5): 703–708.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reaction forces of geckos on different slope surfaces. The FMA consists of 16 3D sensors with resolution to the mN level. At the same time the locomotion behaviour of geckos freely moving on the FMA was recorded by high speed camera. The reaction forces acting on the gecko's individual feet measured...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (21): 3699–3704.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Jonathan B. Puthoff; Michael S. Prowse; Matt Wilkinson; Kellar Autumn SUMMARY Geckos owe their remarkable stickiness to millions of dry setae on their toes, and the mechanism of adhesion in gecko setae has been the topic of scientific scrutiny for over two centuries. Previously, we demonstrated...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (11): 1876–1885.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Geoffrey A. Manley; Johanna E. M. Kraus SUMMARY We describe exceptional high-frequency hearing and vocalizations in a genus of pygopod lizards ( Delma ) that is endemic to Australia. Pygopods are a legless subfamily of geckos and share their highly specialized hearing organ. Hearing...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (18): 3558–3568.
Published: 15 September 2006
..., the adhesive on the toes of geckos is made of β-keratin, a stiff material with E at least four orders of magnitude greater than the upper limit of Dahlquist's criterion. Therefore, one would not expect aβ-keratin structure to function as a PSA by deforming readily to make intimate molecular contact...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (18): 3569–3579.
Published: 15 September 2006
...K. Autumn; A. Dittmore; D. Santos; M. Spenko; M. Cutkosky SUMMARY Directional arrays of branched microscopic setae constitute a dry adhesive on the toes of pad-bearing geckos, nature's supreme climbers. Geckos are easily and rapidly able to detach their toes as they climb. There are two known...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (8): 1404–1412.
Published: 15 April 2006
... ; Bennett, 1990 ). For example,low body temperatures in many lizards correlate with decreased velocity, but also result in increased aggressiveness and increased flight distance( Bennett, 1990 ). Geckos offer an excellent opportunity to examine ideas regarding maximum power output, acceleration...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (2): 260–272.
Published: 15 January 2006
...K. Autumn; S. T. Hsieh; D. M. Dudek; J. Chen; C. Chitaphan; R. J. Full SUMMARY Geckos with adhesive toe pads rapidly climb even smooth vertical surfaces. We challenged geckos ( Hemidactylus garnotii ) to climb up a smooth vertical track that contained a force platform. Geckos climbed vertically...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (2): 249–259.
Published: 15 January 2006
...J. J. Chen; A. M. Peattie; K. Autumn; R. J. Full SUMMARY Legs of sprawled-posture, quadrupedal trotting geckos ( Hemidactylus garnotii ) each functioned differently during constant average-speed locomotion. The center of mass decelerated in the first half of a step and accelerated in the second...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (20): 3215–3223.
Published: 15 October 2002
... of different sizes, or among age classes within a species, so that age differences appear to be largely the result of size differences. * Author for correspondence (e-mail: yehudah_w@yahoo.com ) 7 8 2001 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2002 2002 lizard gecko middle ear...
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J Exp Biol (1989) 145 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 1989
...AARON M. BAUER; ANTHONY P. RUSSELL; ROBERT E. SHADWICK The mechanical properties of gekkonid lizard skin are investigated for the first time. Although the skin of certain geckos, such as Gekko gecko , behaves in ‘typical’ vertebrate fashion, that of others, such as Ailuronyx seychellensis...