Pranav Sudersan: How some insects adhere to underwater surfaces

  • Date: Jun 23, 2021
  • Speaker: Pranav Sudersan
Pranav Sudersan: How some insects adhere to underwater surfaces
Many terrestrial beetles are able to walk on surfaces even in underwater conditions. This phenomena is explained by surface tension forces. The "hairy" legs of the insect secrete tiny amounts of an oily adhesive fluid, which allows it to attach to surfaces both in air and underwater.
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