Body resists soil adhesion: dung beetle
Body of the dung beetle reduces soil ahesion via non-smooth surface morphology.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Plows, shovels, and other earth-digging equipment that don't cake up with dirt. Tires that resist mud adhesion. Construction boots, hiking boots, work boots for muddy or dirty areas. Cross-training running shoes that resist caked on mud. Clothing accessories that repel dirt.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Sports, construction, textiles, automotive