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Re: Definition of "scavenging"
At 09:01 AM 2/3/98 -0800, Betty Cunningham wrote:
>I'm trying to remember the name of the bug they use to strip
>carcasses down to the bone in preparing specimens
Good point. We vertebrate specialists tend to forget about insects.
Actually there are a fair number of insects and other arthropods that feed
more or less exclusively on rotting meat.
But they all have a special advantage here: a *minute* size compared to
their food source.
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