- Self-cleaning in tree frog toe pads; a mechanism for recovering from contamination without the need for groomingNiall Crawford
Centre for Cell Engineering, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
J Exp Biol 215:3965-72. 2012..We propose that both shear movements and a 'flushing' effect of the secreted mucus play an important role in shedding particles/contaminants...
- When the going gets rough - studying the effect of surface roughness on the adhesive abilities of tree frogsNiall Crawford
Centre for Cell Engineering, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Beilstein J Nanotechnol 7:2116-2131. 2016..Based on experiments where the conformation of the pad to individual asperities was examined microscopically, our calculations indicate that the pad epithelium has a low elastic modulus, making it highly deformable...