Scientists Unravel How Geckos Keep Their Sticky Feet Clean

“The super sticky feet of geckos allow the animals to cling easily to nearly any surface. In fact, a single toe contains enough foot hairs, known as setae, to support the animal’s entire body weight. Researchers are thus hoping to employ the gecko’s secrets to manufacture adhesives with similar properties. Now scientists can add another impressive characteristic to the list: setae are self-cleaning.

Previous research had hinted at a built-in cleaning process for gecko feet, but just how the creatures kept their toes tidy remained a mystery because they neither groom their footpads nor secrete fluids.”

I need something like this for myself. Just think how much time you could save. Hmmmmmm……

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