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Posts tagged defense mechanism

June 8, 2015

 

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Butterfly Wings

Wings elevate butterflies from creepy, crawly status to majestic heights.

November 9, 2009

 

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Blood And Guts Crickets

Find out which cricket is not as loveable as the others

February 7, 2006

 

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Great Balls of Fire

If honeybees in China were to become characters in a superhero comic book, they might be called Great Balls of Fire.

September 22, 2005

 

Hagfish Slime

Hagfish produce a copious amount of slime as a defensive mechanism.

September 27, 2003

 

Butterfly Wings

Learn about the many advantages of butterfly wings on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A Cottonwood, a Beaver, and a Beetle

When a beaver chews on a cottonwood, the tree does release these noxious chemicals as usual, but the bitter chemicals released into the tree’s new leaves actually attract a certain leaf-eating beetle.

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