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Zoologger: Stealth millipede wears living camouflage

A newly discovered species of Colombian millipede wears moss on its back, in a bizarre partnership between creepy-crawly and plant
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I thought birds didn't eat millipedes

Biology / Zoology : Tetrapod Zoology (5 years ago)

Yes, I thought that birds didn't eat millipedes on account of their toxicity. Most millipedes (including the little species we have here in Britain) secrete noxious liquid through glands on their sides, and substances such as chlori... Read Post

Newly Discovered Plant Bows Down and Buries Its Own Seeds

Academics / General Science : 80beats (3 years ago)

A botanist has discovered a new species of plant in eastern Brazil whose branches bend down upon bearing fruit and deposit seeds on the ground, often burying them in a covering of soft soil or moss. This trick is an example of geoca... Read Post

Zoologger: Unique life form is half plant, half animal

Biology / Zoology : New Scientist - Zoologger (3 years ago)

A newly discovered single-celled organism isn't an animal, isn't a plant, and isn't even a neat hybrid of the two Read Post


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