I’ve always had an interest in domesticated animals as examples of the power of genetics. Darwin himself, saw the ability of breeders to create changes in pigeons and other domestic animals as a mechanism for the changes that take place in nature. Just as humans mold animals via controlled breeding, so, too, could circumstances in nature effect which animals were able to breed and with whom. Of course, selection isn’t only driven by strict practicality whether it be by the randomness of nature or the whims of man, which leads us to these five oddballs of the cattle kingdom.
The other day, there was a terrific thunderstorm which made me wonder how insects cope with giant water boulders suddenly crashing all around them. In ye olden days, I would have to get some insects, Erlenmeyer flasks, distilled water and a centrifuge but fortunately we live in the era of the Internet. Continue reading 5 Ways That Insects Deal With Rain