DiscussionsCategory: Basic ScienceHow can flies walk on the ceilings?
FUNMILOLA ATEREFUNMILOLA ATERE asked 11 months ago

How can flies walk on the ceilings?

Oladipupo AdegbiteOladipupo Adegbite replied 11 months ago

They work on the ceiling by close-up of the tacky hairs and claws on a fly foot taken with an electronic microscope. Each fly has two footpads that gives the insect plenty of surface area with which to cling.

2 Answers
Mobolaji OLUSEGUNMobolaji OLUSEHUN answered 8 months ago

Flies need sticky feet to walk on ceilings, but not so sticky that they get stuck upside down. So each foot comes with a pair of claws that help hoist the gooey foot of the ceiling. Flies use several techniques to get unstuck: Pushing, twisting, and peeling its footpads free.

Karen NwachukwuKaren Nwachukwu answered 2 months ago

Flies need sticky feet to walk on ceilings, but not so sticky that they get stuck upside down. So each foot comes with a pair of claws that help hoist the gooey foot off the wall. Flies use several different techniques to get unstuck: pushing, twisting, and peeling its footpads free.

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