Friction and adhesion in the tarsal and metatarsal scopulae of spiders

  title={Friction and adhesion in the tarsal and metatarsal scopulae of spiders},
  author={Senta Niederegger and Stanislav N. Gorb},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
Friction and adhesion forces of the ventral surface of tarsi and metatarsi were measured in the bird spider Aphonopelma seemanni (Theraphosidae) and the hunting spider Cupiennius salei (Ctenidae). Adhesion measurements revealed no detectable attractive forces when the ventral surfaces of the leg segments were loaded and unloaded against the flat smooth glass surface. Strong friction anisotropy was observed: friction was considerably higher during sliding in the distal direction. Such anisotropy… CONTINUE READING
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