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Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby nmblum88 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:09 pm

…. (at least some bees) have options.
Fascinating tale:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/science/bees-asexual-south-africa.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollecti

Is this a trend in nature?
Another anxiety food the already put-upon male?


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Re: Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby OlegTheBatty » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:19 pm

nmblum88 wrote:…. (at least some bees) have options.
Fascinating tale:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/science/bees-asexual-south-africa.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollecti

Is this a trend in nature?
Another anxiety food the already put-upon male?


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Re: Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby nmblum88 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:27 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:
nmblum88 wrote:…. (at least some bees) have options.
Fascinating tale:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/science/bees-asexual-south-africa.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollecti

Is this a trend in nature?
Another anxiety food the already put-upon male?


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Re: Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby TJrandom » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:14 pm

I suspect that this started because male bees went on strike - refusing to mate with their queen, only to have their bits ripped out of their bodies - and each subsequent male bee to have to remove the prior male`s bits from the queen, prior to mating - all while in mid flight. Having her way with several sacrificial males on her sex crazed flight, the queen then returns to her hive triumphantly and has her worker bees remove the bits from her last male. Gruesome really – enough to turn the worker bees off of sex for life. Just think – if humans reproduced as bees do, the population would drop significantly. :? :( :cry: :) :D :lol:

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Re: Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby Poodle » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:05 pm

I'm looking for comments from educated fleas ...

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Re: Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby TJrandom » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:16 pm

Except for the humor inserted into my post, above - the description of normal honeybee mating is accurate....

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Re: Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby nmblum88 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:19 pm

Poodle wrote:I'm looking for comments from educated fleas …



"Thy wish is my command:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rCEVktDZfw

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Re: Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby nmblum88 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:29 pm

TJrandom wrote:I suspect that this started because male bees went on strike - refusing to mate with their queen, only to have their bits ripped out of their bodies - and each subsequent male bee to have to remove the prior male`s bits from the queen, prior to mating - all while in mid flight. Having her way with several sacrificial males on her sex crazed flight, the queen then returns to her hive triumphantly and has her worker bees remove the bits from her last male. Gruesome really – enough to turn the worker bees off of sex for life. Just think – if humans reproduced as bees do, the population would drop significantly. :? :( :cry: :) :D :lol:


I can only handle one smiley at a time… in an emergency maybe two.
In this case, nature trumps wit; the real wold is no romp in the hay.
We animals, cockroach, bee, bear, human were apparently designed to pay dearly for our momentary pleasure.
But also to throw all caution to the wind in pursuit of it… especially the male, poor baby.

A favorite description of the mating process is an essay by the naturalist Fabre, on the habits of the praying mantis…. look for it and weep.

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Re: Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby Flash » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:39 am

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http://www.keepinginsects.com/praying-mantis/

A praying mantis is an amazing insect that can be kept as a pet. A praying mantis can catch other insects with its strong front legs. The front legs are lined with spikes and close in a certain way to have a firm grip on the prey. A mantis has a mobile head that can turn around like humans can, large eyes, large front legs to grab prey and four legs meant for walking. Praying mantids vary in adult length between 1 and 16 cm. Praying mantids exclusively eat other insects by catching them with their forelegs. They do not use poison but eat the prey alive while they hold it firmly.


And they are spiritual...pray a lot. What an insect, eh?
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Re: Birds still do it…. but Bees …

Postby TJrandom » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:16 am

nmblum88 wrote:
TJrandom wrote:I suspect that this started because male bees went on strike - refusing to mate with their queen, only to have their bits ripped out of their bodies - and each subsequent male bee to have to remove the prior male`s bits from the queen, prior to mating - all while in mid flight. Having her way with several sacrificial males on her sex crazed flight, the queen then returns to her hive triumphantly and has her worker bees remove the bits from her last male. Gruesome really – enough to turn the worker bees off of sex for life. Just think – if humans reproduced as bees do, the population would drop significantly. :? :( :cry: :) :D :lol:


I can only handle one smiley at a time… in an emergency maybe two.
In this case, nature trumps wit; the real wold is no romp in the hay.
We animals, cockroach, bee, bear, human were apparently designed to pay dearly for our momentary pleasure.
But also to throw all caution to the wind in pursuit of it… especially the male, poor baby.

A favorite description of the mating process is an essay by the naturalist Fabre, on the habits of the praying mantis…. look for it and weep.

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Well then... :cry: :D


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