A new bioinspired method for pressure and flow sensing based on the underwater air-retaining surface of the backswimmer Notonecta

Matthias Mail, Adrian Klein, Horst Bleckmann, Anke Schmitz, Torsten Scherer, Peter T. Rühr, Goran Lovric, Robin Fröhlingsdorf, Stanislav N. Gorb and Wilhelm Barthlott

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 3039–3047. doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.282

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Supporting Information File 1: FIB tomography slices.
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Sample video of the behavioral experiments. A backswimmer, lurking in complete darkness under cork pieces, attacks a fish approaching from its back.
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