Losing Your Tail And Saving Your Genes
Dawn, if a hungry lion grabbed you by the leg. Would you tear your leg off to escape? What kind of question is that for most animals, the natural world is a rough place. The danger of being eaten by predators is always present some animals can detach tail or limb along point of weakness to escape the grasp of a predator. The phenomenon is called autonomy and scorpions are a good example. But can't scorpions defend themselves were their venomous sting. Apparently, not always in two thousand fifteen an international team of biologists reported discovering that when tropical scorpions or grasped by the tail they break it off and escape the Royal is an important part of scorpions anatomy, it contains the sting that it uses to subdue prey and defend itself from predators. Even more important contains the halos without which the Scorpio. Cat poop, how could it possibly live without it? They researchers found that the tail scar quickly sealed against fluid loss without a sting scorpions couldn't capture large prey, but they could still catch and devour small crickets well enough to live on for at least eight months scorpions don't produce much bodily waste, but what they did produce accumulated in a swollen mass at the end of the animal's tail stump. They sometimes rid themselves of the slowed by losing another tale segment. Yuck. Visibility to lose their tail. Really benefit scorpions. It does. Because afterwards they can still mate and pass on their genes. If they'd been eaten by the predator. They couldn't that makes Totta me an ever Lucien, airily adaptive trait. There's moment of science comes from Indiana University. I'm Don glass, and I'm Cassandra.