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Project ID: 11827
Funded under: FP6-NMP
Country: United Kingdom

Instrument to measure the adhesion strength of barnacle cypris larvae and juveniles

An automated waterjet instrument has been developed to measure the adhesion strength of barnacle cyprids and juveniles to surfaces, e.g. fouling-release coatings. A example of the application of the instrument is presented in the following journal article: Aldred, N., Scardino, A., Cavaco, A., de Nys, R., and Clare, A.S. (2010) Attachment strength is a key factor in the selection of surfaces by barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite) during settlement. Biofouling 26: 287-299.

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Newcastle University
United Kingdom
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