Dung Beetle Under the Microsope
The agitated-looking dung beetle (Canthon) above has a very good reason for looking so grumpy; it will spend most of its life feeding on animal feces. The small, undigested bits of food found in droppings act as nutritious food for the dung beetles. In fact, some dung beetles enjoy eating waste so much that theyroll it into tiny balls that they bury underground to snack on later. By doing so, they are actually helping to fertilize soil.
(via: Live Science)
(image: Therry The & Marilee Sellers | Northern Arizona University, Page Baluch | W.M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory | Arizona State University)

Dung Beetle Under the Microsope

The agitated-looking dung beetle (Canthon) above has a very good reason for looking so grumpy; it will spend most of its life feeding on animal feces. The small, undigested bits of food found in droppings act as nutritious food for the dung beetles. In fact, some dung beetles enjoy eating waste so much that theyroll it into tiny balls that they bury underground to snack on later. By doing so, they are actually helping to fertilize soil.

(via: Live Science)

(image: Therry The & Marilee Sellers | Northern Arizona University, Page Baluch | W.M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory | Arizona State University)

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