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PIC: Interlocking Gears on Bugs' Legs!

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posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 10:50 AM
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I can't figure out how to post the pic, but it's here and it's incredible!


Interlocking gears found on the back legs of a flightless planthopper, Issus coleoptratus




posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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reply to post by soficrow
 


How very cool is that! Here is your pic....



Des



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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Cool find. Here you go. and a good article to boot...




smithsonian blog



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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reply to post by Destinyone
 


Thank you! ...Would you please u2u me directions on how to post a pic? Haven't figured out the new system yet.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 11:17 AM
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reply to post by howmuch4another
 


Thanks so much. Great bug! ...and for the article too.

..I asked Destinyone to tell me how to post a pic on this new system but maybe someone could post the directions...? Thanks, sofi



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 11:20 AM
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reply to post by soficrow
 


much the same as before only better

you may upload multiple files now. you just have to remember to actually click "upload" after selecting the file.

I like it..



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 11:56 AM
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posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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blogs.smithsonianmag.com...

this is a great read.

fascinating!



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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reply to post by howmuch4another
 


Thanks - but I can't find the media icon - do not know where to upload.

???



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 01:17 PM
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reply to post by Biigs
 


Thanks biigs. Great little piece - quick read and informative (my kind of article). Cool how the gears are dropped in mature adults too.
edit on 17/9/13 by soficrow because: no thumbs up? think I'll just stop using those icky faces. wait! is that why they got changed? to force us to think and use our words? Hmmm.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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soficrow
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Cool how the gears are dropped in mature adults too.


instantly made me think of learning stabilizers for kids bikes. Only where they learn to balance, these cogs are to help with the power till the muscles are big enough to operate alone.

Genius, if there ever was a reason for intelligent design.... no wait i take it back! heheheh, good job nature, good job.







 
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