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Posts tagged larvae

March 14, 2014

 

A fly sits on the edge of something

What We Can Learn From A Fly’s Ears

Flies are small, but in some cases, their sense of hearing is absolutely amazing.

August 7, 2013

 

Fruit flies on an orange

Fruit Flies Love Alcohol!

If you're a fruit fly, literally dousing your offspring in alcohol is apparently one of the best ways to protect them from danger...

June 15, 2012

 

maggot on paper

Maggot Therapy And Modern Medicine

During World War 1 soldiers' maggot-infested wounds almost never became infected. What was going on?

March 5, 2012

 

swarm of jellyfish

What Is Causing The Swarms Of Jellyfish?

Scientists have been finding swarms of jellyfish, called blooms, all over the world.

July 7, 2010

 

mexican-jumping-beans

Why Do Mexican Jumping Beans Jump?

You may have held Mexican jumping beans as a child and wondered how they work. The answer may surprise you...

December 10, 2009

 

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Bugs In Cake Mixes

What is that bug in your box of flour, sugar, or cake mix?

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.

June 17, 2008

 

The Human Ear

Amazing Little Ears

Humans detect the direction a sound comes from by comparing the difference in time of arrival, or loudness of the sound, so why is there a difference?

May 23, 2006

 

brain_coral

Coral–Plant Or Animal?

A coral reef could be said to be both animal and plant.

April 16, 2006

 

violet_ant

Zoochory

Just as animals are often driven to great lengths, to propagate their species, plants too are driven to reproduce.

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