Barnacle reattachment: a tool for studying barnacle adhesion.

@article{Rittschof2008BarnacleRA,
  title={Barnacle reattachment: a tool for studying barnacle adhesion.},
  author={Dan Rittschof and Beatriz Orihuela and Shane J. Stafslien and Justin W Daniels and D. B. Christianson and Bret J. Chisholm and Eric Holm},
  journal={Biofouling},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
Standard approaches for measuring adhesion strength of fouling organisms use barnacles, tubeworms or oysters settled and grown in the field or laboratory, to a measurable size. These approaches suffer from the vagaries of larval supply, settlement behavior, predation, disturbance and environmental stress. Procedures for reattaching barnacles to experimental surfaces are reported. When procedures are followed, adhesion strength measurements on silicone substrata after 2 weeks are comparable to… CONTINUE READING

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