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.
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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.