In the Outback, Insects Build Little Houses to Keep From Drying Out

Small animals living in dry, harsh environments face the very real threat of desiccation. Many of them construct microenvironments — not unlike an air-conditioned apartment on a heat island — where they spend at least part of their life cycles. Some insect parents, for example, protect their eggs from drying using gels, casings, or cocoons. In an exceptional […]


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