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How Do Geckos Stick On Walls

Geckos are the interesting animals. Have you ever thought, How geckos stick? Well that's the question people are trying to figuring out since the era of Aristotle. Their mystery of stickiness finally began to solve.





What is the secret behind geckos stickiness?

In the past, scientists did try to explain the phenomenon behind the stickiness of geckos. So they make hypothesis about stickiness of geckos like secretion, suction cups & tiny hooks etc. but when scientists did tested the hypothesis, non of them were true.
So, What is the mystery behind it and how scientists did solve it?

By that time Scientists had Known that Geckos can stick to surfaces because their bulbous toes are covered in hundreds of tiny microscopic hairs called setae. Each seta splits off into hundreds of even smaller bristles called spatulae. but they didn't know, how these setae stick to the wall.
Regarding to this, two hypothesis had become quite famous: one that tropical geckos stick to the surface via a t…

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