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Meat eating vulture bees

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by Tanj, Nov 28, 2021.

  1. Tanj

    Tanj Redefined comfortable middle class

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  2. dzheremi

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    Wait...it's a terrifying evolution of some relatively normal thing so that it's now a hellish, homicidal version of its former self...and it's not found in Australia?

    I'm sorry, what?
     
  3. bekkilyn

    bekkilyn Contemplative Christian Supporter

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    Good! Even tiny little bee vultures will do to help our vulture populations.
     
  4. Sabertooth

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    Are they predatory, or just scavengers? :bee: (The article didn't say.)
     
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  5. Subduction Zone

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    It could not say outright that they ate only carrion, but it implied it strongly. For example there is this quote:

    "Researchers found that the guts of vulture bees are rich in bacteria similar to what's found in vultures, hyenas and other animals that feed on carrion."

    The guts of carrion eaters appear to be different than the guts of carnivores. It appears to take a different digestive system to handle meat that has been dead for a while rather than fresh meat. The gut is more acidic and it takes a different bacteria to handle it.
     
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  6. Handmaid for Jesus

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    This story reminded me of one of Samson's adventures in the book of Judges.
    Judges 14: 8 And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.

    9 And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat: but he told not them that he had taken the honey out of the carcase of the lion.
     
  7. Tanj

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    So a few things. Firstly, honey is made from nectar, there's no evidence murder bees make honey. Second, this psycho in your story secretly fed his parents honey from a decomposing animal carcass? I hope they disowned him, assuming they survived the food poisoning.
     
  8. Sabertooth

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    *Also from the article, they appear to be scavengers, and different from killer bees...
     
  9. Handmaid for Jesus

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    From the article:
    They suffered no ill effects.
     
  10. Bob Crowley

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    The Bull Ants got here first.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. eucatastrophe

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    A butterfly will feed on a corpse.
     
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    It's structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
    I admire its purity. A survivor, unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
     
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