Contact: Bobbie Mixon
National Science Foundation
Caption: A tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) sits on a wet surface prior to adhesion tests. Geckos were pulled horizontally using a small pelvic harness (blue ribbon) attached to a motorized force sensor where the maximum force a gecko could cling was measured.
Credit: Ethan Knapp and Alyssa Stark, The University of Akron
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