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Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (19): 3184–3191.
Published: 1 October 2009
... trichomes are more flexible and less adhesive compared with the shortest ones. The latter are 48 times stiffer and their secretion has a 9 times higher adhesive strength. Our data support the hypothesis that the shortest trichomes are adapted to strong, long-term adherence to prey insects...