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Posts tagged burrow

July 7, 2009

 

Reindeer

Sneaky Botflies and Clever Reindeer

Botflies are parasites that deposit larvae inside the noses of their hosts, including reindeer. To adapt, the deer learn elaborate behaviors to avoid the flies.

March 27, 2009

 

Robber fly on leaf

Flies That Eat Spiders

When many spiders capture a fly, they don't eat it right away. Instead, they poison the fly and wrap it in silk.

March 13, 2009

 

Earthworm crawling through grass

Darwin’s Worms

Earthworms swallow soil, extract nutrients from it, then excrete the rest up onto the surface.

January 12, 2004

 

Ants Out In the Rain

Why don't ants drown every time it rains? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Earwigs

Do earwigs really burrow into your ears while you're sleeping, only to later feast on your brain? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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