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kaolinfire
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
institutionalized cannibalism. AWESOME. =)
hypothermya
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Are you reading the article about the spiders? (I linked to one on frogs...) If so, yeah, it's definitely awesome! And pretty interesting that the males aren't filling the equivalent of that late-night snack/munchies craving.
kaolinfire
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
Nope, the one on frogs =)

When the tadpoles become hungry, the male calls to his female partner who arrives to lay a non-fertile egg in each pool, which the tadpole eats as food.
hypothermya
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Hahah! I remember reading that, but for whatever reason it didn't strike me as canabalistic. Maybe because the egg isn't fertile.

But I can just imagine:

"How are you going to grow up to be a healthy frog if you don't eat your siblings?"

"But Moooooom -- I dun wanna eat Becca!"
kaolinfire
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
"How are you going to grow up to be a healthy frog if you don't eat your siblings?"


Should be on a mug or something =)
skerrington
Feb. 24th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
I just saw similar results in a documentary on birds, "Attenborough in Paradise."
z1815
Feb. 25th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
*hug*
That's an interesting article, and your comment makes me smile:) Works rather appropriatly for Joe and I moving to CA...
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