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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 41, No. 3, 2020, pp. 231-246
Bioline Code: zr20028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2020, pp. 231-246

 en Interfacial phenomena of water striders on water surfaces: a review from biology to biomechanics
Ma, Jing-Ze; Lu, Hong-Yu; Li, Xiao-Song & Tian, Yu

Abstract

Water striders have intrigued researchers for centuries from the viewpoints of biology to biomechanics. In this review, we introduce the basic theories and techniques of physics and force measurement for biomechanical research into water striders. Morphological and behavioral traits of water striders are summarized and discussed from biomechanical perspectives, along with comparative study. This integrated review also highlights potential directions for studies on water-walking arthropods, which might inspire future biological and biomechanical research.

Keywords
Water strider; Water repellency; Surface tension; Surface propulsion

 
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