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Ticks use sticky pads on their feet to cling on to our skin [New Scientist]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le , mis à jour le

A tick’s sophisticated weaponry doesn’t end with its needle-like mouthparts, capable of piercing through human skin and inflicting itchy agony.
Each leg has a pair of claws that can grasp surfaces, and between them – it has now been discovered – is a foldable pad that can spread out like a fan and stick to the smoothest of surfaces.

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