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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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