Biologists found out how geckos manage to walk on water


                                Биологи выяснили, как гекконам удается ходить по воде

And call these lizards “superheroes” of the world of reptiles.

Spiders are able to glide through the water using tiny size and the surface tension of water. However, the geckos because of their size are unable to count on it.


                                Биологи выяснили, как гекконам удается ходить по воде

Express info by country

United States of America (USA) – a country in North America.


                                Биологи выяснили, как гекконам удается ходить по воде

Flag


                                Биологи выяснили, как гекконам удается ходить по воде

Coat of arms


                                Биологи выяснили, как гекконам удается ходить по воде

Capital – Washington

Largest cities: new York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas

Form of government : Presidential Republic

Territory – 9 519 431 km2 (4th in world)

Population – 321,26 million people (3rd in the world)

Official language – American English

Religion – Protestantism, Catholicism

HDI – 0,915 (8th in the world)

GDP – $17,419 trillion (1st in the world)

Currency – US dollar

Border: Canada, Mexico

To find out, due to which the lizards are able to stay on the surface, the scientists decided to put a few laboratory experiments. It turned out that geckos have an Arsenal of tools that allows them not to sink. Strong kicks they create air pockets that do not allow them to take in water and rapid movements of the tail to push itself forward.

“Geckos have the amazing super hydrophobic skin which repels water and increases their chances of remaining above the water surface,” explains Jasmine Nirody.

“They can run on water at a speed of meters / second. No other reptile can’t do this: geckos — heroes”, — commented on the study, Robert fall at the University of California.

Share Button