Why do the fastest insects have 6 legs instead of 2 or 4? Why don't any trot or gallop like a cheetah, for instance?
I know that if a...
cheetah were scaled down to the size of a tiger beatle, it would have a higher bl/s bc of decreased air resistance.
tiger beatle were scaled up to a cheetah, it would have a lower bl/s bc of increased air resistance.
But shouldn't that encourage the beatle to move like a cheetah at either scale?