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Author:  BorealWormer [ Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:28 am ]
Post subject:  How black soldier fly larvae can demolish a pizza so fast

How black soldier fly larvae can demolish a pizza so fast
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how ... za-so-fast

Excerpt:
An individual Hermetia illucens larva doesn’t eat steadily, Shishkov found. One feeds for about five minutes on average and then stops for about another five. As a group of thousands, though, they flow continuously like a living fountain splashing up against the edge of their food, Shishkov and colleagues report February 6 in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Paper in the 'Journal of The Royal Society Interface' (link)

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Author:  BorealWormer [ Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How black soldier fly larvae can demolish a pizza so fas

Another one based on the same paper in the 'Journal of The Royal Society Interface' (link)

Black soldier fly larvae found to maximize eating by forming a fountain
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-black-sol ... ntain.html

Excerpt:
A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that black soldier fly larvae maximize their eating efficiency by pushing non-eaters out of the way, causing the emergence of a fountain shape made up of larvae bodies.

Author:  BorealWormer [ Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How black soldier fly larvae can demolish a pizza so fas

Watch a Swarm of Maggots Devour an Entire Pizza in Just 2 Hours, For Science
https://www.sciencealert.com/watch-a-sw ... mitstart=1


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