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Slippery Surface of Nepenthes alata Pitcher: The Role of Lunate Cell and Wax Crystal in Restricting Attachment Ability of Ant Camponotus japonicus Mayr

This study attempts to investigate how the slippery surface of Nepenthes alata pitchers restricts the attachment ability of ant Camponotus japonicus Mayr, via climbing behavior observation and friction force measurement. Ants exhibited ineffective climbing behaviors¡­

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