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 Post subject: Re: The mating game (QM)
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Well not the naked mole rat, since that does not occur in SA, but rather the Damara mole-rat you mentioned.

And the reason behind this strange social system, is the fact that a large number of individuals are needed to keep the colony functioning. They need to do a lot of tunneling to get enough food to keep the colony going. There is not enough food around to sustain a large number of females that needs extra feeding due to being pregnant. They eat mostly tubers, roots and bulbs. This is not always very nutritional, and it is hard work to get to it.

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 Post subject: Re: The mating game (QM)
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 Post subject: Re: The mating game (QM)
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Fascinating Q, IB. :clap: Always eye-opening how nature does exactly what it needs to do to ensure effective propagation of the species, even if it is at the "expense" of the individuals!

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I will post a new one after the school holidays. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: The mating game (QM)
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I thought this was a thread for adults? :twisted: :lol: :tongue:

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Look forward to it, IB. :thumbs_up:

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School started yesterday.... :twisted: :whistle: :wink:

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Schools to close again soon.... :whistle: :twisted:

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I didn't say after which school holiday! :twisted:

A bit too busy at the moment ... you might have noticed that I am limiting my participation just a bit at the moment. Will get to it as soon as I can.

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I didn't say after which school holiday! :twisted:

A bit too busy at the moment ... you might have noticed that I am limiting my participation just a bit at the moment. Will get to it as soon as I can.



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Later ... first of to KNP for a bit ... :twisted:

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