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Attachment Devices of Insect Cuticle
  • S. Gorb
  • Biology
  • Springer Netherlands
  • 2001
Foreword. Preface. 1. Friction and adhesion: fundamentals. 2. Insect cuticle: structure and properties of the material. 3. Cuticular protuberances of insets. 4. Principles of cuticular attachment inExpand
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Biological micro- and nanotribology
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Ultrastructural architecture and mechanical properties of attachment pads in Tettigonia viridissima (Orthoptera Tettigoniidae)
Abstract. Natural releasable attachment systems of insect legs, where attachment-detachment performances are often very fast, seem to be optimized to get a maximum of real contact to the substratum.Expand
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Seed Dispersal by Ants in a Deciduous Forest Ecosystem
Introduction: an historical background.- 1. The myrmecochorous syndrome.- 2. Diaspore removal by ants.- 3. Factors influencing diaspore removal.- 4. Effect of the ant species complex on diasporeExpand
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Chemical composition of the attachment pad secretion of the locust Locusta migratoria.
This study is the first attempt to characterise the chemical composition of the secretion of the smooth pads of the locust Locusta migratoria and to relate this to the composition of the cuticleExpand
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Tarsal movements in flies during leg attachment and detachment on a smooth substrate.
In order to understand the attachment mechanism of flies, it is important to clarify the question of how the adhesive pad (pulvillus) builds and breaks the contact with the substrate. By using normalExpand
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Material structure, stiffness, and adhesion: why attachment pads of the grasshopper (Tettigonia viridissima) adhere more strongly than those of the locust (Locusta migratoria) (Insecta: Orthoptera)
The morphology, ultrastrucure, effective elastic modulus, and adhesive properties of two different smooth-type attachment pads were studied in two orthopteran species. Tettigonia viridissimaExpand
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Local mechanical properties of the head articulation cuticle in the beetle Pachnoda marginata (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
SUMMARY Insect exoskeleton (cuticle) has a broad range of mechanical properties depending on the function of a particular structure of the skeleton. Structure and mechanical properties of theExpand
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Contact behaviour of tenent setae in attachment pads of the blowfly Calliphora vicina (Diptera, Calliphoridae)
Abstract. To enable strong attachment forces between pad and substrata, a high proximity between contacting surfaces is required. One of the mechanisms, which can provide an intimate contact ofExpand
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The function of resilin in beetle wings
This account shows the distribution of elastic elements in hind wings in the scarabaeid Pachnoda marginata and coccinellid Coccinella septempunctata (both Coleoptera). Occurrence of resilin, aExpand
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