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Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:30 pm Unread post
e. All of the above :lol:
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Phokojwe. :lol:


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Which insect has been used to treat warts?


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Well, I don't know of any insect that is directly used to treat warts, but I do know that preparations of cantharidin have been applied with good effect. Cantharidin is a normally toxic substance secreted by several types of beetles - especially the blister beetles, although the concentration of cantharidin they secrete causes blisters to the skin, and so is used as a defence mechanism. Cantharidin has also been infamously associated with the Spanish fly.


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OWN :clap: :clap:

The title of of Quiz Whizz of the year well deserved :lol: :thumbs_up:


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:D

What are noseeums?


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Ceratopogonidae? Image


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Gosh, what an eccentric dinner conversation. :lol: I was hoping you'd explain in simpler terms, Philip, but over to you nevertheless. :thumbs_up:


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Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:20 am Unread post
:) OWN. :thumbs_up:

:hmz: What is Pseudocopulation?


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:shock: Good Q, Philip. :clap: :clap:

Pseudocopulation either refers to insects obliviously mating with deceptive flowers, which then achieve their own fertilisation; or it describes external mating methods, such as that used by frogs or starfish.


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:clap: OWN.... :thumbs_up:

"Pseudocopulation, the action of a male insect, such as a bee, wasp, or fly, that tries to mate with a flower whose parts resemble those of a female insect of the same species as the male".


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Nature is more manipulative and deceptive than any human could contemplate. :shock: But, all in the name of propagation of the species; if she wasn't so persistent and irresistible, there'd be no species for her to gloat over. :wink:


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