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Asian Honeybees Use Other Species Feces to Deter Predatory Hornets

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#1 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted December 10 2020 - 7:35 AM


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:o Other species poop and bees  :huh: If that doesn’t get your attention, nothing will! Apologies again to those without access but this is my morning reading and the Times has a cornucopia of articles on bees that you’ll see at the end of this article

For those unable to get access, here’s a link to the scientific paper

Other links found in the NYT article include a discussion on bee brain size as it relates to complexity of behavior. Following links on that page leads to an article and video of how bees “surf” to prevent drowning and the significance of “bee vomit”. Perhaps not morning coffee fare but interesting none the less!


Edited by ConcordAntman, December 10 2020 - 7:37 AM.

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#2 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted December 17 2020 - 1:23 PM


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Yes, I found this recently and thought it was pretty cool (the poop news). It reminds me of how one wasp fills her nest with dead ants to keep other bugs out.

I'll check out the NYT link. It's also been reported other places I think.


ETA: NYT article rocks! Has great detail compared to the other ones I read.

Edited by OhNoNotAgain, December 17 2020 - 1:26 PM.

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Formiculture Journals::

Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis


Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

Spoods: Phidippus sp.

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