known in Thai as or
climbing a screening. They
are typically seen clambering about on walls, window panes and ceilings,
hunting for insects that are attracted by the light of
To defy gravity geckos have extraordinarily feet which are covered with microscopically tiny hair-like tubular structures called
‘setae’, which have cup-like tips or pads and which enables it to effortlessly stick to almost any surface, even upside down on ceilings.
Whilst walking the
‘setae’ spread out and the pads on their tips create enough intermolecular
attraction between the ‘setae’ and the surface to support its weight.