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Tag Archives: Chemistry
Is oxygen the reason insects were so big way back when?
Written by Joe Ballenger I read a few things on the size of insects and the decrease of size from there ancestors to now are related to the oxygen levels from then to now. I was wondering if anyone has … Continue reading
Do insects get trapped in water drops? Why aren’t they constantly drowning?
Frankwmcarr Question: Is it true that very small insects (e.g., ants) can get trapped inside water drops due to the high surface tension forces of water? We got this question in the comments of Nancy’s post, What do Bugs do … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology Tagged Butterflies and Moths, Chemistry, Physics, Survival, Water 3 Comments
Chemical Warfare and Evolution
Written by Nancy Miorelli Just this week I had the unique opportunity to give a joint presentation with Jon Perry from Stated Clearly. Jon and I worked for several months together, in combination with a team of other scientists and … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior, Chemistry, Physiology, Taxonomy Tagged Benzequinones, Bombardier Beetle, Chemistry, Hydrogen Cyanide, Millipede, neurotoxins, Poisonous, Spiders, Venomous 1 Comment