Hair-like structures filter fine materials: fiddler crab
The mouthparts of fiddler crabs filter fine materials from sediment using spoon-shaped setae (stiff hair-like structures) to hold sand grains, while brush-shaped setae brush off diatoms and bacteria for eating.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Filtering different shapes and sizes of particles.|
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IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Filtering different shapes and sizes of particles.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Water filtering, manufacturing