Movie 1

Hydra Somersault. This movie shows a typical Hydra polyp (on the right) performing the first half of the somersault i.e. turning upside down from a horizontal position. The Hydra on the left is resting horizontally on the substrate.

Differential tissue stiffness of body column facilitates locomotion of Hydra on solid substrates

Suyash Naik, Manu Unni, Devanshu Sinha, Shatruhan Singh Rajput, Puli Chandramouli Reddy, Elena Kartvelishvily, Inna Solomonov, Irit Sagi, Apratim Chatterji, Shivprasad Patil, and Sanjeev Galande

Journal of Experimental Biology 2020. 223:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.232702