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A Dung Beetle Obsession

My friend, Penny Jones, has long been a dung beetle fanatic, so much so, that her husband presented her with a mounted dung beetle in a frame.  690 more words

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Human Symbiosis: Positive or Negative?

I have been teaching symbiosis for a number of years. In presentations to recycling professionals, sustainability experts and others, I described the recycling behavior of the dung beetle in moving dung into holes in the ground, where it served as food for both dung beetle babies and the seeds that had been pooped out by whichever animal the dung was from. 302 more words

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I Visited Paris Last Weekend....

Well, not exactly Paris, France but I got your attention didn’t I? David and I went to Parys (pronounced pa-rez) in the Free State province about an hour and a half south of Johannesburg. 1,102 more words


Chill out: climb a dung ball

It is hard to make generalisations about insects. with unparalleled diversity – blanket statements are very rarely correct. Take for example dung beetles. Most people would recognise that dung beetles eat dung. 486 more words


Dung Beetle Search: Aphodius fimetarius

A couple of days ago, I was flipping some cow pads to see what kinds of dung beetle activity we have on the ranch. I found… 269 more words

Aphodius Fimetarius