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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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2 myths and 1 fact ...
Any one of you care to give me a reason why you think your answer is correct? I'll announce winner tomorrow ...

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Myth.

Flying termintes have straight antennae, equal length of wings, straight abdomen
Flying ants have bent antennae, unequal length of wings, thin abdomen


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I said it is a myth!!!
There is a difference in their body parts.
Ants have three separate body parts: head, thorax (chest), and abdomen (tail). The legs of an ant are all attached to the thorax just behind the head in the midsection of the insect.
Flying termites only have a head and body. They do not have a thorax or a "waist". The legs of a flying termite are attached all along the length of the body.
The double-set wings of a termite are of equal length, while the double-set wings of an ant are not.
Both flying termites and flying ants may swarm when they are setting out to reproduce and they can fly off!!!!

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Koedoe, WFG, Shivati, Toko ... thanks for the effort. :thumbs_up:

Thanks to Toko and Koedoe for the explanations. :clap: YOU ARE BOTH CORRECT! :clap: :clap:
There are many people who still call flying-termites flying-ants, but this is a misnomer. Flying ants are ants that fly and flying termites are termites that fly.

Since it is indeed a myth and you answered correctly first, Koedoe, you're IT! :D

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Antelope "hire" baboons as to warn them of predators...... Fact or Myth ?

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As far as I understand some antelope species and baboons associate together. Living in the same habitat as for example the impala and bushbuck they are quite often seen together, especially in the dry season when food sources are scarse.
The baboons being messy feeders will often feed in the trees and supply the antelope with food as they drop leaves and seedpods to the ground.
The antelope gaining food and 'protection' by the vigilance of the baboons. The baboons on the other hand also profit from the association by having extra eyes, ears and noses to warn them of any predators. They do gain by time also food from the antelope, especially from the impala. In the time the impalas give birth a number of impala young are preyed on by the baboons.
So I would not use the word hire, but maybe the word association or even the term symbiotic relationship....

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Jaap,

I'll agree that there is a relationship where both can benefit, especially in terms of "eyes and ears". Most animals in the bush are tuned in to the alarm signals of others and will respond, even if just be being attentive, not necessarily running. And yes, baboons do take impala, and other, lambs - I know there's even some photos here on the forums but I cannot remember where.

So yes, it depends on the definition of "hire" - I wouldn't use that term. Merely associate.

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Fact or myth?

There are more than 70 different bats in southern Africa?

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Fact !!!


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Definitely not a myth :wink:

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Toko you are it go ahead..

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Myth.They are portrayed as scavengers but are in fact more successful hunters than many other predators. I've witnessed a hyaena kill being stolen by wild dogs, not vice versa.

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:? There are different Hyaena species :lol: Which one are you explaining?


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OK here goes. Spotted - myth, they are succesful hunters
Brown - fact, more than half of their diet comprises of carrion
Striped - also predominantly a scavenger
Aardwolf - a myth, they feed on live termites

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