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Exploring the Earth and Animal Sciences

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Welcome to Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

I never cease to be awed by the splendor of the natural world, by the forces that shape the earth, and by the diversity and ingenuity of the life that populates it.

Animal | Vegetable | Mineral is a group where those who share this fascination can discuss the Earth and animal sciences of geology, volcanology, seismology, ecology, ethology, primatology, entymology—basically all the –ologies of the natural world. 
 

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Cockatoos can pick complicated locks!

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Endangered elephant killings rising in Indonesia

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New species found in Australia

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200-Year-Old Fish Caught Off Alaska

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The intelligence of octopuses

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Darwin's Frogs Are in Steep Decline

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Comment by Chris yesterday

Funny doone -

"This little cutie is Nereis sandersi, a polychaete worm that makes its home in deep-sea geothermal vents."

looks like something from the Muppetts.

Your link is broken.

Comment by Chris yesterday
Comment by Chris yesterday

Dipping tongues allow bees to drink the sweetest nectar

US mathematicians have worked out why the flowers pollinated by bees have sweeter nectar than those visited by butterflies.

When it comes to drinking nectar, the most important factor is whether the insects dip their tongue in, or whether they suck the liquid up.

The sweeter the nectar, the thicker it is, and research found that the dipping method of bees is ideal for drawing up the most viscous liquid.

They published their results in PNAS.

By making mathematical models that take into account how the thickness, or viscosity, of nectar changes with increasing sugar concentration, the researchers were able to find out what feeding method was best for drinking nectar with varying sweetness, testing the idea that plants and their pollinating insects have co-evolved.

It has been seen in the past that the flowers that bees visit have consistently sweeter nectar than those that butterflies target, but scientists have been unsure of why this is the case.

Thickly sweet

Butterflies and moths drink nectar by actively sucking it through a narrow proboscis, whereas most bees have a tongue which they can dip into shallow nectaries on a flower..

More in the above link.

Comment by Chris yesterday

I should calm down. I know that even people who have been raiised in goofy religious upbringing  have ideas  - as much as I don't like  them.

I wonder how many foster kids are subjected to unusual religious upbringing.

 Mormonism, penticaistalistics, and the likes in my opinion are all peieces of shit.

Comment by Chris yesterday

Kind of funny - I see stupid people there are everywhere.

I don't know - Perhaps its a good idea to listen rather than speak - worse yet blabber with nonsense.

Comment by Chris yesterday

I often am tired of people who 'thunk."

Comment by Mrs.B on Saturday

Obviously family.

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on Saturday

A good match for Scump

This little cutie is Nereis sandersi, a polychaete worm that makes its home in deep-sea geothermal vents.

Comment by Mrs.B on December 11, 2018 at 3:27pm

Too skinny.

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on December 11, 2018 at 3:13pm

A Scump Like Animal

Pegomastax africanus lived 150 million years ago & had spines on its head like a porcupine! (Credit: Tyler Keillor)

 
 
 

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