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Watch Flesh-Eating Beetles Strip Bodies to the Bone – Video

December 30, 2016

Dermestid Beetles are fast and fastidious eaters. They can pick a carcass clean in just days leaving even the most delicate bone structures intact. This makes them the perfect tool for museum scientists– if you keep them far, far away from valuable collections. That lovely set of bird bones? Dermestid beetles probably worked it over.

This is an installment of the PBS Deep Look series. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by clicking on the blog title above. If the film stops & starts in an annoying manner, press pause (lower left double bars ||) to let it buffer and get ahead of you.  [Chuck Almdale]

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  1. marilynjudson permalink
    December 31, 2016 2:13 pm

    The Deep Look series is great!

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