Wax Moth Might Be the Answer to Plastic Waste Problems

Wax Moth Might Be the Answer to Plastic Waste Problems

There is a critter in town that eats plastic. Scientists have found that the Greater Wax Moth eats and somehow digests plastic. Wax (Greater or Lesser) moths are known in the bee world as being destructive. The larvae tunnel their way through honeycombs, particularly the unprocessed wax, pollen, larval remains of honey bees, honey bee […]

Bumblebees’ Brains Are Being Affected by Pesticides

Bumblebees’ Brains Are Being Affected by Pesticides

Researchers have found that pesticides affect the brains of growing bumblebees. To determine whether or not their theory was correct they set up experiments. Spiking nectar with a pesticide known as neonicotinoids, a substance they have commonly found on flowers in the wild. They set up a colony of bees in their lab and then […]

Coconut Crabs ‘Talk’ While Mating

Coconut Crabs ‘Talk’ While Mating

The world’s largest crab, the coconut crab Birgus latro, has made the news with Japan’s recent study. Researchers have been learning more interesting facts about this huge crustacean. They have discovered that the crab makes clicking noises to communicate everything, including mating. The coconut crab became an internet sensation when a person posted a picture […]

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