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Posts tagged caterpillar

September 12, 2013

 

A bee lands on a bright red and yellow flower

The Ultraviolet Coloring Of Flowers

The coloring of certain flowers can have motivational effects on bees and caterpillars. Find out how on this Moment of Science.

February 2, 2012

 

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Survival Of The Sluggish

WANTED--Superlative silk producers. Benefits include housing, unlimited food and protection from all predators.

February 1, 2012

 

silk_factory

Secrets Of Silk Production

The silk trade was so valuable that anyone who tried to take silkworm eggs or mulberry seeds out of China was put to death.

January 14, 2009

 

Wasp eating a caterpillar

The Conversation of Wasps and Roses

Rose bushes and other plants have a time honored method of communicating with yellow jackets and other wasps.

April 3, 2008

 

Orange spicebush swallowtail caterpillar

Caterpillar Table Manners

Do caterpillars have table manners? Find out on this Moment of Science.

February 12, 2008

 

 Plant Roots in Dirt

Plant “Chat Lines”

Did you know that some plants might actually "talk" to one another? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 6, 2004

 

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Pine Processional Caterpillars Know How To Stay In Line

Find out about the animals that travels long distances in a single-file line head-to tail.

January 30, 2004

 

Pillar-poo

What is Ballistic Defecation? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A Caterpillar Addiction

The root of the addiction lies not just in this chemical, but in the chemical receptors located in the whiskers just outside of the caterpillar’s mouth.

September 27, 2003

 

Caterpillar vs. Plant

In the real world, some caterpillars and plants engage in a deadly struggle for survival. We’re talking full-scale battle, involving chemical weapons no less.

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