Category Archives: Animal Behavior

Monster insect mimic lures prey with siren song

Monster insect mimic lures prey with siren song Video - What Katydid Next EVERYTHING was going to plan for the male cicada looking for love. High in his tree in the dry bush country of eastern Australia, he started his serenade. First he gave a bright chirruping prelude, then urr-chip, urr-chip, urr-chip. Right on cue came …

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Waggle Dance Revisited

Waggle Dance Revisited WHEN Karl von Frisch decoded the secret language of bees in 1946, even he couldn’t quite believe what he had found. Was it really possible for a creature with a brain smaller than a pinhead to do something so clever? “It is conceivable that some people will not believe such a thing. …

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Monarch Migration by GPS?

Scientists have finally located the 24-hour clock that guides the migration of monarch butterflies. Instead of being in the brain where most people expected, it turns out the circadian clock is located in the butterflies’ antennae. Every fall, monarchs make an impressive 2,000-mile trek south, using the sun to guide them to the exact same …

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Brainy Birds Get More Chicks — Holden 2009 (821): 1 — ScienceNOW

Brainy Birds Get More Chicks — Holden 2009 (821): 1 — ScienceNOW Posted using ShareThis

Symbiosis in the Acacia Tree

Bugs Pretending To Be Ants Are Protected Against Attack ScienceDaily (2009-08-26) — A classic example of a mutualism, or a mutually beneficial relationship between two species, is that of warm-climate Acacia plants and their ant tenants. The plants provide the ants with shelter within their hollowed-out thorns and food in the form of nectar and …

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