The paintings, photos, thoughts and travels of a freelance artist.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
90 in 90, Gecko, Day 48
Gecko's don't stick like adhesive or use suction to adhere to surfaces. They bond. Seriously, millions of tiny hairs on their feet share electrons with the atoms in the surface they walk on. That's why they can stick to glass upside down or plywood. The bond is so effective they have to peel their feet off the surface, which explains that funny wiggle when they run. They feel strange when you hold them and you do have to peel them off, but I guess it's because they actually become one with you. Bug eating, chirping, bonding house lizards, gotta love them.