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Not Just Nuts: The Surprising Stuff Animals Hoard for Winter


Offbeat  (tags: animals, winter, food, environment )

Cher
- 248 days ago - nationalgeographic.com
Animals have surprising ways of storing food, including becoming living kegs.



   

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Derry Richardson (38)
Saturday October 13, 2018, 8:37 am
Thanks for posting.
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday October 13, 2018, 12:07 pm
So adorable.
Thanks Cher
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday October 13, 2018, 4:47 pm
Thanks
 

MmAway M (519)
Saturday October 13, 2018, 10:47 pm
Oh My

I was OK until I saw those RED ANTS!!! I would actually prefer them gone they BITE

"

Fire ants will also immobilize prey species such as big-headed ants—and will raid the prey species’ nests in order to do it, bringing the dead and stricken back to their own nests.

A 2008 study found that the imported red fire ant will store bits and pieces of prey just under its mound to dry, making “jerky” that’s eaten when food is less abundant.

Walter R. Tschinkel, an entomologist at Florida State University who co-authored the study, says that in many ant species, worker ants can also store liquid food in their crops, an organ that’s also called the dry or social stomach."

Certain little buggers I would rather leave and be shipped out to SPACE PERSONALLY!
 

John J (0)
Sunday October 14, 2018, 2:28 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jack Y (0)
Sunday October 14, 2018, 2:45 am
thanks
 

Jerome S (0)
Sunday October 14, 2018, 3:04 am
Thank you
 

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday October 14, 2018, 5:36 am
noted
 

Animae C (509)
Sunday October 14, 2018, 6:59 pm
Thanx Sweetie
 
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