Thinking about things sticking to other things, aren't them limpets strong?
I wonder which is stronger, a limpet, or a barnacle?
Anyroad, today's little project is to find the name of them little beetle thingies which have amazing suction cups on their feet.
Or more to the point, not suction cups like a Dalek has, but a clever thing consisting of a tube full of retractable fibres which create a vacuum.
By name, I mean proper name, not 'Arnold the beetle' etc.
They were once on telly in a documentary about how size-for-size the animal kingdom was much stronger than us.
Or was it one about natural adhesives and sticky stuff?
Beetle thingies were a bit smaller than a ladybird and once stuck to a leaf or watever, they are a bugger to get off.
Coming soon; copper bottoms.
Started: 12th Sep 2012 at 13:46
Started: 12th Sep 2012 at 13:48
No, not a tick, Eront. They are really clever little doings, look like fibre optics with a lubricant on them. took scientists years to find out how they worked.
Replied: 12th Sep 2012 at 14:08
Some people are limper than others, but specialists sort those types out.
Replied: 12th Sep 2012 at 14:29
Replied: 12th Sep 2012 at 14:33