Latest Detritivores Stories
It is not every day that astronauts can claim to return to Earth with a new species of life. But when the astronauts on ESA’s CAVES underground training course returned to the surface they were carrying a special type of woodlouse.
An entire group of millipedes previously unknown in Australia has been discovered by a specialist – on museum shelves.
A mysterious line where two millipede species meet has been mapped in northwest Tasmania, Australia. Both species are common in their respective ranges, but the two millipedes cross very little into each other's territory.
The world's only bioluminescent millipedes use their glow as a warning signal to nocturnal predators, a University of Arizona-led research team has discovered.
New research has looked in detail at millipede development and the internal reorganization needed to produce functional gonopods.
Most parents would hotly deny favouring one child over another but new research suggests they may have little choice in the matter.
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