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A gecko or jingjok climbing a screening. They are typically seen clambering about on walls, window panes and ceilings, usually hunting for insects that are attracted by the light of a bulb.

 

To defy gravity geckos have extraordinarily feet which are covered with microscopically tiny hair-like tubular structures called ‘setae’, which have cup-like tips or pads and which enables it to effortlessly stick to almost any surface, even upside down on ceilings.

 

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Whilst walking the ‘setae’ spread out and the pads on their tips create enough intermolecular attraction between the ‘setae’ and the surface to support its weight.

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