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Functional morphology of the adhesive organs of stick insects (Carausius morosus)
Author(s): Michael Bennemann; Ingo Scholz; Werner Baumgartner
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Paper Abstract

Adhesive organs enable insects to cling to various substrates. During locomotion, a very fast but reliable change of adhesion and detachment is realised. To reveal the detailed underlying mechanisms of this impressive performance, we analysed the ultrastructure of adhesive organs of the stick insect C. morosus using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM).

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7975, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication, 79751A (23 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.888841
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Michael Bennemann, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Ingo Scholz, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Univ. Bonn (Germany)
Werner Baumgartner, RWTH Aachen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7975:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication
Raúl J. Martín-Palma; Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Editor(s)

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