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Daemon
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Dung Beetles

As their name suggests, dung beetles feed partly or exclusively on feces. Many dung beetles roll manure into balls—sometimes as large as apples—which they then use as food sources and brooding chambers. They can eat more than their own weight in 24 hours and are considered helpful because they convert manure into substances usable by other organisms. According to estimates, how many millions of dollars do dung beetles save the US cattle industry each year by burying above-ground livestock feces? More...
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Dung Beetles
As their name suggests, dung beetles feed partly or exclusively on feces. Many dung beetles roll manure into balls—sometimes as large as apples—which they then use as food sources and brooding chambers. They can eat more than their own weight in 24 hours and are considered helpful because they convert manure into substances usable by other organisms.
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Dung Beetle
- They comprise a very distinguished set of bugs interested in eating feces.
- This group of Scarabaeinae alone comprises more than 5000 species.
- Many of them are recognized by the name of "dung rollers".
Emel Rapchan
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Additionally:
- They are appareled with an astonishingly capability of orientation by using polarized light.
- in 2003, scientists had been working in determining how such beetles were able of going after their prise (dungs, in the case) in poor light conditions, like in cloudy nights when the moonlight was poorly available. They came across the fact that these insects were able to detect and distinguish the different patterns of polarized moonlight variations giving them conditions to follow a direction.
- Afterwards, in 2013, other researching concluded that those bugs were able to even to detect the Milky Way and some star cluster's polarized lights. This discovery settled, even more, the knowledge that animals were skilled to detect light polarizations in a useful form.
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