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Keywords: water striderClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (10): 1601–1606.
Published: 15 April 2004
...Mark W. Denny SUMMARY The mechanism by which surface tension allows water striders (members of the genus Gerris ) to stand on the surface of a pond or stream is a classic example for introductory classes in animal mechanics. Until recently,however, the question of how these insects propelled...