Predatory farting in lacewings and other... tails

Apparently, the beaded lacewing paralyzes its prey (termites) with its farts.

Interesting interview with a zoologist who literally wrote a book about the science of farts, poop and butts.

(Anybody here ever get that close to a seal or sea lion?)


I have had a seal have explosive diarrhea on me during capture (with appropriate permits, etc.). I was wearing Grundens but it was pretty dang gross. But really, seals are just gross all around - they only look cute.


The beaded lacewing is the spirit animal of eight year olds worldwide…


Science is awesome.

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